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In the Black Mirror episode "San Junipero", the consciousnesses of the dead can be uploaded into a virtual reality system, where they can live in a beautiful resort city (called "San Junipero") as their younger selves forever. Living people can visit San Junipero for trial periods but are limited to five hours a week, until they decide to undergo euthanasia and be permanently uploaded.

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Black Mirror is a British science fiction anthology television series created by Charlie Brooker, with Brooker and Annabel Jones serving as the programme showrunners. It examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. Episodes are standalone, usually set in an alternative present or the near future, often with a dark and satirical tone, though some are more experimental and lighter.

The show premiered for two series on the British television channel Channel 4 on December 2011 and February 2013, respectively. After its addition to the catalogue in December 2014, Netflix purchased the programme in September 2015. It commissioned a series of 12 episodes later divided into the third and fourth series, each six episodes; the former was released on 21 October 2016 and the latter on 29 December 2017.

Black Mirror was inspired by older anthology shows like The Twilight Zone, which were able to deal with controversial, contemporary topics without fear of censorship. Brooker developed Black Mirror to highlight topics related to humanity's dependency on technology, creating stories that feature "the way we live now – and the way we might be living in 10 minutes' time if we're clumsy."

The third series episode "Nosedive" presented a social rating-based system that several found mirrored by China's proposed Social Credit System.

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