种族隔离有点渲染多了，心境线跟故事情节联系不大。几句台词很有意思-she must be
something~no~she is not something,she is everything! let women do
something at NASA for the country is not because they wear skirt, it’s
because they wear glasses
关于第叁集的一部分感想，几点感受。The story sets in a highly-developed world where people live in their
own box made of black mirrors, and most of them earn merits by riding
bikes like the two main roles: Abi and Bin. In this world, the same
class of people wears the same clothes, only a few people can wear what
they want and for other people, they can only spend merits to dress
their virtual Avatars to whoever they like. The world is like an app
store, people spend their merits to buy virtual things and food to get
kind of happiness.
The hero Bin lives without any desire as everyone else until he meets
Abi, who sings well and who is beautiful. Bin wants to help Abi to Hot
Spot where most stars get started so he spend most all of his merits
(fifteen million) to acquire a golden ticket for Abi.t thing doesn’t go
as Bin, or Abi thought, the judges only want to squeeze Abi’s highest
value so as to encourage her to become an adult actress on Wraith Babe.
After dithering for a long time, and dragged on a substance called
“Cuppliance”, Abi finally agrees under the screaming of “Do it” from the
Bin becomes very disappointed after all this mess, but he can’t even
avoid watching Abi’s program because of his lack of merits. Bin soon
starts earning merits for another golden ticket for himself in order to
express his feelings about all these things. But finally, when he stands
on the stage and tells all the people how he thinks with great passion
and the determination of suicide, the judges tell him that his speech
was so brilliant that they would set up a channel for him. Bin feels so
unprepared, under the screaming of “Do it” but agrees in the end.
Chapter8 But about natural talent?
It doesn’t matter how others will think about you. People tend to be
similar in many ways nowadays , such as wearing, studying, even chatting
topics . We dye our hair or straighten It. We make up or we will be out
of date. We wear fashionable clothes because everyone wears it and it
will not be strange for you to wear it. We choose a major or work
because many people do it and it’s not bad. We won’t wish to stand out
in a line and just be the same with others to make ourselves feel safe.
It’s a tragedy. Why must We be like others even when you do not really
like it? Why not create something belonging to yourself if you want.
This is a more tolerate worlI. Be yourself and live for your life is the
only and new fashion. In fact, no one will blame you for being
different, maybe they will think it’s cool. It’s really key for you to
release your true self and only in this way can you change the world or
others, not by following .
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Abi may not make the choice herself because she drinks the “Cuppliance”
which refers to a cup of compliance. We can say that Abi makes the
choice reluctantly. But Bin doesn’t drink that, so it’s obvious that Bin
makes his choice totally by himself with his clear mind. He wanted to
change the entire system once in a time, but he compromises with the
system and become an upper class in the system.
All through the plot I think Bin is a very sensible man. He knows what
he wants, he never watches the TV program he dislikes. He actually knows
that being a person on the screen isn’t what he wants but he just
becomes. At the end of the episode, we see Bin sitting in a bigger
black-mirror cell, looking at more real but fake scenery and drinking
orange juice and putting the glass piece which made him well-known into
a luxury box, and an industrial penguin take place of the one Abi made
by hand. I can’t feel any kind of happiness through all his actions but
see depression. It’s that he knows the disadvantage of the system and he
hates it, but he simply cannot change it and he is so clear about that
if he obey it he gets well with it. If Bin wants to change the whole
system, it’s impossible for him not paying anything but feel real
things. Maybe what Bin does is kind of clever because apparently a
revolution never success without blood.
Does Bin really forget what he wants? To think positively, maybe he
wants to get some power first because it’s hard for a man without weapon
to win the war. As the saying goes: you either die a hero, or live long
enough to see yourself become the villain.
In this episode, it seems that nobody achieves what they want. Abi wants
to be famous by her singing. She does become a well-known star, but by
becoming an adult actress. Bin wants something real, so he wants Abi to
become famous. In Bin’s mind, Abi’s song is like the only innocent thing
in the world that is full of over-decorated programs. After Bin lost Abi
and her singing. Bin wants something new, which is to change the system.
He worked desperately hard for it, he eats other’s leftovers and take
other’s apples in order to save merits to buy an entry ticket. But he
fails again when the judges say “the most heartfelt thing I’ve ever
seen”. Bin’s all expression is just a thing to the judges. It does make
them impressed but by Bin’s emotion, not the speech itself, which means
that the judges don’t even care what Bin says, but pay more attention to
the kind of passion that they have never seen. I would refer the judges
to kind of dominators of the world in this episode, they don’t see
people as people, and rather, they just see people as things that can
entertain themselves. They control audience’s taste in order to rule
It makes me drown in deep thought that what will happen in the future
highly-developed world. The director implies it in different ways.
Firstly, most people can’t express themselves freely. As we can easily
see, they wear the same clothes all the time. I suppose people like Bin
and Abi are like the middle class people in the society, they even wear
the grey suits when they sleep. What the star says is that she likes to
wear gold clothes, she thinks gold colour can express her perfectly.
Under this condition, most people don’t even chase for something, they
just live through days and nights unconsciously. It’s just like people
don’t have souls.
Secondly, this society is strictly divided by classes. The relatively
lower class people can’t get respect. I found that in the shooting game
Bin played, the targets were the cleaners who were fat in yellow. It can
be also seen from how the judges react to Abi and Bin, they just care
about the interests and show no respect to their performance such as
stopping them arbitrarily or say the performance is worthless.
Discrimination is everywhere.
Thirdly, our lives are exhaustively monitored. If Bin doesn’t pay, he
can’t simply choose to close his eyes to avoid watching the ads. The
machine will find that view obstructed and urging Bin to resume viewing.
Violin strings in those days-two centuries ago-were made from the
intestines of sheep and more likely to give way than today’s
I think that this episode is a visual version of the book 1984 written
by George Orwell. It wants to warn us that do not lose our independent
thinking. So this is not just an imagination of what will happen if the
technology develop to a certain degree, it talks more about the dark
sides of the human being.
释义：if something gives way, it breaks or falls down because there is
too much weight or pressure on it同义： to collapse or fall
例：The bridge threatened to give way as the flood waters rose.
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One of the major reasons that people believe in the power of innate
talent is the apparent existence of natural prodigies.
释义：a young person who has a great natural ability in a subject or
skill ⇨ genius这一章反复出现数十二次 child/infant prodigy神童
新葡萄京娱乐场网址，例：Mozart was a musical prodigy.
Thomas, wearing his basketball shorts and shoes, cleared it easily.
释义：to go over a fence, wall etc without touching it, or to go past or
through something and no longer be in it:
例：The plane barely cleared the fence at the end of the runway.
What makes these abilities particularly noteworthy is that most of
these savants are otherwise mentally challenged in one way or
visually/physically/mentally etc challenged American English used as a
polite expression for describing someone who has difficulty doing things
because they are blind etc
‘vertically-challenged’ — meaning short…
It’s natural to assume that those differences will persist-that the
same people who did so well in the begining will continue to breeze
through later on.
释义：breeze through something phrasal verb
to achieve something very easily SYN sail through:
例：He breezed through the exam.
born with natural endowments
coax the beautifu melody out of just two strings 摆弄
People do not stop learning and improving because they have reached
some innate limits on their performance; they stop learning and
improving because, for whatever reasons, they stopped practicing-or