3/12(Tue.) Black Mirror- Nosedive (host: Sunny sr.)

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3/12(Tue.) Black Mirror- Nosedive (host: Sunny sr.)

文章 sunny »

Hi yoyoers:

It’s been 2 years since my last host! Though I’m ashamed to say I've not spoken English for years, I've been obsessing over some US TV shows. “Nosedive,” which is an episode of popular sci-fi TV series “Black Mirror,” picturing a world where people rate each other from their online interaction to in-person behavior on 5 star scale via APP. Those scores dictate where you stand in the world, allowing you to buy a nicer house, rent a nicer car, and basically be...

Now the social rating system described in “Nosedive” is no longer a sci-fi theme. It’s happening in real world. China’s rapidly developing social credit system has been quickly drawn in 2020.

People always feel ambivalent about technology; however a twisted, high-tech near-future where humanity’s greatest innovations and darkest instincts collide is emerging. To be, or not to be, I think it’s a good question for our self-reflection!

Discussion Articles:
Nosedive, Black Mirror makes you think about sharing economy and reputation as currency
https://medium.com/wire-head/with-nosed ... d8abaabb69

Black Mirror is coming true in China, where your 'rating' affects your home, transport and social circle
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/on-demand/2 ... transport/

Black Mirror Season 3 #1 “Nosedive”(For your further interest and not mandatory to watch.)
It’s more entertaining to watch the episode itself! (the video length is 60 min.). The free video is easy to be found via keyword search. (But we’d better not to post /share links on forum~)

Discussion Questions in Session 1:
1. In “Nosedive,” Lacie craves to get social scores from her highly-rated childhood friend Naomi. In your current life, from whom do you want to get positive feedback most? (eg. Your parents, spouse, boss, date, kids…) Why do their comments mean a lot to you?

2. “Fake It Till You Make It” is an aphorism which suggests that by imitating confidence, competence, and an optimistic mindset, afterwards he/she can realize those qualities. Do you agree? Have you tried to fake it till you make it in marriage or work? Or you are inclined to “be yourself” most of time?

Discussion Questions in Session 2
3. Do you agree that the social rating system in “Nosedive” can encourage citizens’ good behavior and make society regulated? Or it may lead to M-shaped society and cause crimes? What’s the pros and cons?

4. Unlike Western culture, why don't Chinese smile at strangers? Do you prefer to live in a modern society which is totally run by fake smiles, or an indifferent society?

5. There’re two key features of collaborative economy:
(1)“People don’t want to buy a quarter-inch drill, they want a quarter-inch hole.”
(2) “More than money, trust is a valuable currency.”

Have you ever tried any form /service of collaborative economy (eg. P2P rental companies/Uber/Airbnb…)? Please share with us.

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Re: 3/12(Tue.) Black Mirror- Nosedive (host: Sunny sr.)

文章 David Jr. »

I enjoy watching this video: Black Mirror Season 3 Episode 1 “Nosedive”
Good topic!
Remember all what your mom has told you, and do the opposite.
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Re: 3/12(Tue.) Black Mirror- Nosedive (host: Sunny sr.)

文章 Luis Ko »

though i might not be interested in this TV show, i like those questions. :mrgreen:
i might be a cynic and, a sceptic as well but, i'm definitely not a bad person!!
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文章 Christine »

Interesting topic !
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Re: 3/12(Tue.) Black Mirror- Nosedive (host: Sunny sr.)

文章 sunny »

Funny guys, funny thoughts. Thanks for your participation!

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