►Philosophy: “Plato´s Cave and Fifteen Million Merits (Black Mirror).-

Today I am over at Aquileana’s blog La Audacia de Aquiles to unveil our collaboration on the groundbreaking television series Black Mirror! In particular, we focus on the episode titled “15 Million Merits.” I hope you will stop by to partake in the philosophical discussion, which includes discussion of Plato’s The Allegory of the Cave, technology, obesity, relationships, and more.
♥ Christy

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►Philosophy: “Plato´s Cave and Fifteen Million Merits” (Black Mirror):

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Hello readers! This is a post in collaboration with Christy Birmingham, from Poetic Parfait and When Women Inspire. You might wonder how the idea of writing this post came up. Well, basically, I had begun watching Season Three of Black Mirror, which was recently released on Netflix. I told Christy how much I liked it, and, from that moment, we started chatting about the series. Soon after, Christy watched “The Entire History of You”, which is the third episode of the first season, followed by “Fifteen Million Merits” (the second episode of the same season).

We discussed both episodes. And we decided to do a post on the latter. Therefore, this complete post was a result of the exchanges of points of views. But each one of us focused on particular themes.

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72 thoughts on “►Philosophy: “Plato´s Cave and Fifteen Million Merits (Black Mirror).-

        1. Cassidy Frazee

          Oh, a little bit of trivia: the woman who appears in S3 E2 “Playback” had a small part in “Fifteen Million Merits”. The song that keeps getting sung in “FMM” also shows up in S3 E5 “Men Against Fire”.

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  1. Aquileana

    I love this post and our discussions concerning the main topics of the episode. I hope that you bet the chance to watch season three soon, so then, we ‘ll keep it up 😅😊thanks for helping me as you did, with the edition and suggestions, Chris. And for the parts you wrote, very interesting indeed… Thanks for everything, and above all, for being so special for me. Much love. Aquileana 😘

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    1. Christy B Post author

      Oh sweet Aquileana! This project has been such a highlight of the year, from our notes to the research and creative inputs.. That it turned out so well in the end is the cherry on top! 🙂 Yes, I look forward to watching more episodes. Knowing the project was special for you too is reason to smile xx ❤ Love to you too!

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      1. Aquileana

        Yes!… That would be great… For now, we are fine talking about the USA elections, though 😁 But we’ll have to find something more, right?. I loved this project, Chris… Thanks again… Big Hugs, B2 🌞

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  2. theburningheart

    You girls are amazing, I guess I am missing some good shows by not watching TV, but the allegory of the cave by Plato it’s an eternal metaphor of not perceiving true reality, and what’s more important works by other philosophers, and explorers of self like Jung and the Archetypes a never exhausting theme, myself wrote a post talking about the importance of Plato’s allegory in March 2012 titled: The World without dust geographical Archetypes of the Soul.
    Thank you both for this almost antipodean collaboration! 🙂

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    1. Christy B Post author

      Thanks for reading the post in spite of not watching TV – both Aquileana and I like having your support! The Plato discussion that Aquileana wrote is amazing, I agree, and it’s our pleasure to present themes that relate to now and the future. By questioning the now, we can make a brighter future, I hope 🙂

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  3. Ste J

    I had to be careful reading this as I have only just discovered the delightful grimness of Black Mirror, what I have seen so far has been really good though. Really wonderful post though and I will be back to read it in its entirety when I have caught up with it.

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  4. Jay

    What a cool collaboration!
    I haven’t seen it but was a bit intrigued when they debuted the new season at TIFF this year. I think you’ve just tipped me into the convinced pile. I’ll check it out asap.

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  5. cav12

    I have to admit, though I use technology every day at home and for work, I don’t like what the future holds and the possible uses of IT. Progress is good and essential but at what cost?
    Great collaborative work ladies 😀

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  6. Sue Dreamwalker

    Christy you and Aquileana ‘Rock’ my friend… It was fascinating reading even if I had not a clue about the series… Here is what I left at your collective post on Aquileana’s site
    “First I want to congratulate both of you for the collaboration of this post I have to admit never to have heard of this series..
    But then that is perhaps not surprising, as I often live in my own little land of ‘Dreams’🙂

    I found it fascinating reading even though I will be honest I didn’t entirely understand the plot. But found the comparisons so very interesting how you had put their paths together..”

    You two are amazing writers Christy… 🙂 ❤ Thank you for sharing your thoughts..
    Love and Hugs Sue xxxx 🙂

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