It’s a cliché to say the real world resembles a dystopian nightmare, but it’s instructive to pay attention to which dystopian nightmare catches on. George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four shot back to the top of bestseller lists after Donald Trump’s election, but it’s still less trendy to deploy the term thoughtcrime than it is to drop this phrase: We’re living in Black Mirror. Perhaps that’s just because Charlie Brooker’s slickly intense Netflix anthology series has the buzz of novelty. Or perhaps it’s because it has nailed something beyond the mere conceit that the future = bad.