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    Thomas McWilliams

    <p class=”p1″><span class=”s1″>The assignment this week was to read two articles and watch an episode of Black Mirror on Netflix. The articles mostly got into what it means to live in the “virtual reality” of social media where people project a version of themselves that is not real. On social media people get the chance to only show the side of them they choose to, a version of themselves they can filter to their pleasing. This is where the similarity to the Black Mirror episode comes in. In the episode Robert Daley has used his programming skills to create the world’s most popular a virtual reality game but because of his push over nature he has allowed his partner and even subordinates to disrespect him to the point that he absolutely despises them. To cope he created a world of his own that is completely virtual where he can be a confident leader and torture those people who he hates so much. Virtual reality gives us all the chance to escape the world that can push us around but the message of the of the episode and the articles comes through, spend less time trying to escape reality and do more to change it.</span></p>

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