(Episode 3 is the relevant one, though you should watch all of them.)
However, the emphasis in Black Mirror is more on an "augmented sensing from birth" perspective and the many implications if yourself, authorities and others have access to this archive.
On the other hand, this excellent Sight video is covering the "gamification" of life.
Either way, both cover faily dystopic visions of the future not readily found in the mainstream.
Maybe mind control stuff is too far reaching but consider another possibilities: for example censorship. If we would have only one news and data stream all the time in front of us, then you will be literally not able to see and hear censored things.
One can imagine that the contact lenses could remove some object from the vision in real time. Frightening.
And you are right - it's partially happening right now. I highly doubt if website can gain popularity while being banned from Google search result.
Good illustration of cyborgism: her tech-augmented vision is so tightly integrated into her life that she "can't see" without it.
I guess we are already so used to this kind of virtual interaction.
last.fm compatibility - 88%
foursquare - 74%
you both LIKE this and this...
If we extend this trend, then perhaps I won't feel a need to catch up with friends since we're just consuming the same data feed all the time. It certainly hasn't made my friends more interesting, and I am sure I am just as boring to them.
Whether this is a problem is a much more interesting conversation. I'd like to have a coffee with someone over this.
It's funny, because it seems the exact opposite to me in many cases. Sure, my best friend and I occasionally shorten conversations by acknowledging we both saw the same stuff on reddit, but we also follow very different bubbles overall. One friend is far more interested in gaming news and funny videos, another in politics and law, and another in finance. I mostly follow science and tech. We each have a separate filter bubble, and we each have something interesting for the other person whenever we talk. Talking to these people makes me realize what a narrow slice of the world I consume, and I love hearing them talk about what interesting things they've found. The internet has greatly expanded the amount of niche content we can consume, and I'm aware of that whenever I speak to them.
That's not to say we don't talk about non-internet things, but I'm just focusing on that since that's the topic of discussion here.
In the last scene he was outed as a gamer who was collecting badges by going on dates and treating them as part of a game just to level-up and collect badges.
When she, his date, jumps up in disgust you see him access her account/brain and hack her brain then says "Let's try this again" ... it was true!
I believe we need to fully utilize our brain before switching to external help - maybe there's going to be an app for that?
Not sure how much I'd like a world in which everything that's said or done is recorded. Where you have to turn the thing off to explore ideas for fear of being taken out of context in court. And where you have to explicitly prefix any grey area conversation with "off the record" to enjoy (questionable) privacy protection...