As previously discussed on this blog, the universe of the science fiction show Black Mirror is very interesting from a compliance and ethics perspective. As discussed in this post about the first three series of the show and this post about the fourth series, the show often focuses on connections between humanity and technology. The show frequently contemplates the negative impact of excessive or dangerous reliance on technology and warns of the disruptions to people and communities that could result from overly integrating advanced technology into life.
While the most common themes of Black Mirror indeed pertain to traditional risks of overuse of technology, such as data privacy, consent, artificial intelligence, and cybersecurity, there’s an additional layer of commentary on the show which focuses on broader social issues, such as power, community, and justice. Indeed, the question of how a technologically-advanced society might define and handle justice uniquely is compelling. Portrayals of justice throughout all four series of Black Mirror include the treatment of issues such as punishment, reparations, confessions, investigations, judgment, and surveillance.