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Date TimeSeptember 13, 2017
VoiceHow Black Mirror Predicted New Apple Technology
'Black Mirror' responded to Apple's iPhone X presentation with an image of the Netflix anthology series' original avatar, Waldo.
 After Apple unveiled its Face ID feature, the Twitter account for Charlie Brooker's Netflix anthology responded with its own memorable avatar from 2013.

Black Mirror strikes again.

Another once far-fetched technology idea dreamed up by the series' creator, Charlie Brooker, has materialized, this time on the screens of the new iPhone X.

Shortly after the unveiling of Apple's new $1,000 iPhone on Tuesday, the social account for the Netflix anthology series tweeted out a cryptic image that only fans of the Black Mirror universe would be able to decode.

The image appeared to be a screengrab of the new emojis that were on display during the presentation at the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, Calif. The iPhone X will have several new features, including a "TrueDepth" camera that enables a new face scan technology to turn users into virtual avatars. The Animojis, as named by Apple, turn people into the emoji that they use in text messages. Some examples that were tested out included the fox and poop emojis.

Among the avatars shown in the Black Mirror post, however, was a blue-faced character that wasn't in the original presentation. The character (second row, second from the right) is named Waldo and he hails from from the series' infamous "The Waldo Moment" episode. Brooker also shared the tweet.
Throughout its three-season run, Black Mirror creator-writer Brooker has seen many of his techno-paranoia ideas — from apps to VR to personal tracking technologies — later make headlines for being in development. Most notably, however, he foreshadowed the rise of President Donald Trump with 2013's "The Waldo Moment," which saw an outsider who voices a cartoon bear winning an election by utilizing anti-establishment rhetoric. He controlled the avatar, named Waldo, with similar face technology that was on display Tuesday — until the avatar ultimately ended up controlling him.

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