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16th Mar '17 7:02:57 AM 309216364
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*** Except it really isn't. He makes it clear during one his streams that the only reason he doesn't slash his throat out, is because the producers will find a way to make it 'entertaining'. And the fact that he keeps his shard in a black casing as a reminder everyday. Furthermore, does he look very happy in his new life? Not really.
7th Mar '17 6:41:46 PM Lullabee
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** [[spoiler:It's actually answered in the episode. You can just choose to leave. It's still a bit weird to think about, though, but basically in the same way as regular mortal existence is weird. But, you know, imagine if you were planning on having eternity together with the love of your life, and then they were like, "Eh, I'm sick of this," and disappeared forever. Would you leave too?]]
15th Feb '17 12:25:30 AM madius
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* Even the most optimistic episode, ''San Junipero'' is not immune from FridgeHorror: [[spoiler:What if one of the residents -- who is a deceased person whose brain has been uploaded -- wants to ''leave'' San Junipero?]]
26th Jan '17 9:22:10 PM MrJack
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** When they were discussing the kill list, which is the tracked IMEIs of the posters, while in Granular's headquarters right before Li hits OK, Blue realizes that the NCA backdoor worked both ways. Allowing the system to track IMEIs tied to the social accounts, Blue notes that those would have been then used to cross reference identities with the registered owners of the IMEIs with the NCA database/GCHQ for their ID photos, if they weren't already known. The real horror would be whether or not someone was using someone else's devices or accounts.
24th Jan '17 9:11:53 PM XenialRupicaprine
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* FridgeHorror : While Cookie!Joe is telling Matt his story, he says that legal blocks cover offspring as well. It's quick but Matt counters with "been there" and seems genuinely saddened for a moment. Then remember that during his story earlier, his wife blocked him at the end. It is possible that Matt was blocked from his children as well for an undetermined amount of time. He and Joe aren't as different as they seem in that respect.
20th Jan '17 8:51:09 PM Blacknuz
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* FridgeBrilliance for ''The Entire History Of You''. The memory grains that store everything you're doing at every point in your life are a clear metaphor for social networking, and the habit of recording everything one is up to as a status update. Do you really want to keep all that around forever? Rendered somewhat [[{{Defictionalization}} scarier]] by Facebook's introduction of a "timeline" feature, which quite literally lets you zip around to see your exact thoughts, location and activities at any point in your life where Facebook has data to display, from your birth onwards. Virtually everything depicted in the programme is now at least vaguely possible.

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* FridgeBrilliance for ''The Entire History Of of You''. The memory grains that store everything you're doing at every point in your life are a clear metaphor for social networking, and the habit of recording everything one is up to as a status update. Do you really want to keep all that around forever? Rendered somewhat [[{{Defictionalization}} scarier]] by Facebook's introduction of a "timeline" feature, which quite literally lets you zip around to see your exact thoughts, location and activities at any point in your life where Facebook has data to display, from your birth onwards. Virtually everything depicted in the programme is now at least vaguely possible.
6th Jan '17 4:30:28 AM neckinhalf
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* FridgeLogic / FridgeHorror from ''Hated in the Nation'': [[spoiler:It's almost impossible that everyone on that near 400,000 long list of hashtag participants used an image of their face to go along with their social media. So, if the ADIs use facial recognition, then how did it find the ones who didn't put up a picture of their face? Even with those who WERE using a face, it might not have been their face. Could have been the face of someone innocent, or some random celebrity.]]

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* FridgeLogic / FridgeHorror from ''Hated in the Nation'': [[spoiler:It's almost impossible that everyone on that near 400,000 long list of hashtag participants used an image of their face to go along with their social media. So, if the ADIs {{ADIs}} use facial recognition, then how did it find the ones who didn't put up a picture of their face? Even with those who WERE using a face, it might not have been their face. Could have been the face of someone innocent, or some random celebrity.]]
6th Jan '17 4:29:25 AM neckinhalf
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** Regardless of parallels to Nazi Germany, even a war-ravaged world at large probably wouldn't condone [[spoiler: the murder of civilians (regardless of how much conditioning is attempted)]].
* FridgeLogic / FridgeHorror from ''Hated in the Nation'': [[spoiler:It's almost impossible that everyone on that near 400,000 long list of hashtag participants used an image of their face to go along with their social media. So, if the ADIs use facial recognition, then how did it find the ones who didn't put up a picture of their face? Even with those who WERE using a face, it might not have been their face. Could have been the face of someone innocent, or some random celebrity.]]
6th Jan '17 2:47:42 AM Benbeasted
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* Why is the Ash replicant hidden in the attic in ''Be Right Back''? Because that's where Ash said his mother would hide the belongings and anything that reminded her of the family members she lost until she was able to cope with their death. Martha simply took the last story Ash told her, and did it to the replicant when she couldn't get rid of it. And judging by the presence of her daughter, she's being holding her grief for Ash's death for ''years''.

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* Why is the Ash replicant hidden in the attic in ''Be Right Back''? Because that's where Ash said his mother would hide the belongings and anything that reminded her of the family members she lost until she was able to cope with their death. Martha simply took the last story Ash told her, and did it to the replicant when she couldn't get rid of it. And judging by the presence of her daughter, she's being been holding her grief for Ash's death for ''years''.
4th Jan '17 3:06:31 PM waitasec
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** Another possible allusion is the name, given to undesirables: "roaches". The same name was given to tutsi militants, which were fighting against hutu opression in Rwanda some 30 years before the infamous genocide.
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