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Netflix rings in the New Year with dark ‘Black Mirror’ ad

Netflix is promoting the latest season of Black Mirror, a sci-fi anthology series, with a New Year spot that looks back at some of the major world events that have occurred in 2017.

The Facebook video, which has garnered over 323 reactions, 88 shares, 11k views and 42 comments at the time of writing, features a mix of real-world events alongside footage from the past three seasons of Black Mirror.

Technological advancements such as attempting to connect human brains to the cloud and creating life-like android were featured in the ad. Clips of notable political figures such as Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister Theresa May, as well as the hacktivist group Anonymous, were also shown in the ad.

The phrase “It’s hard to imagine a bright future, but we can and we must.” is used in the ad, perhaps suggesting that despite all the advancements in today’s world, society will still face challenges and consequences for its actions.

View the spot here:

Have you caught up with the latest episodes of Black Mirror? Let us know what you think.

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