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Black Mirror Shared Universe House of Tomorrow Theory
Over the past couple years, Black Mirror—Netflix’s Twilight Zone-esque series dramatizing the horror of our technology-obsessed world—has become the go-to way to describe any scary, smartphone-adjacent horror. Russians stealing our private data from a goofy face-morphing app? Black Mirror. Surveillance tech that can detect fear? Black Mirror. The Renegade dance? Black Mirror. (For me, at least.)
Now, let me direct you to the most Black Mirror thing to ever happen in the history of Black Mirror. On a Reddit page devoted to fan theories, user Terminal5664 put together one of the wildest conspiracies you’ll see constructed around any show, period. In the long, admittedly convoluted theory, Terminal5664 makes a case for why we live in a simulation made by the show’s creators.
Let me try to distill the backstory as clearly as possible before we quote the Reddit post. Basically, the creator of Black Mirror, Charlie Brooker, has said the world of the show is a multiverse. And if you’re familiar with the series, you’ll know that it has a knack for referencing other episodes, and having the same actors return throughout the show—i.e. “Metalhead,” there’s a part where we see every episode of Black Mirror in order. And, in “Black Museum,” we see Jack reading a “15 Million Merits” (another Black Mirror episode) comic, which you can see is made by House of Tomorrow, Black Mirror’s real-life production company. It’s meta as hell.
Let’s turn it over to Terminal5664, who claims to know why:
The big secret behind Black Mirror is that the shows episodes take place on servers created by house of tomorrow. Everything that happens in the show is simulated. Every person in the show is a cookie. The soul purpose of these servers is so HT can easily monitor and track an entire multiverse of people so that their mistakes and successes can be turned into pieces of media and given to our world and other worlds in black mirror through programs like netflix or physical media like the games and comics
Yep, you read that right—in this theory, Black Mirror’s production company runs multiple simulations. And it mines each simulation for story ideas… which it distributes to other simulations. So Black Mirror, the Netflix show, exists in every simulation. (My brain hurts.) And, in the shocker of all shockers, we live in one of those simulations too. As in: Some of the events and people from Black Mirror actually exist in our reality.
I think that the creators of the show are attempting to show that we are in one of these servers and are cookies also. This is why they have made websites such as tuckersoft.net and smithereen.global aswell as many others. These websites can be used to directly contact characters from the episodes as if they are real. The dialogue on all of these websites describe everything as if the show has partly taken place in our real world. Many of the websites let us use the technologies in the shown as if they have been sent to us. A store was opened up selling the comic books. We even saw Mileys character Ashley O preform on stage at glastonbury festival
So, yes—Miley Cyrus is actually a simulated pop star made by House of Tomorrow, named Ashley O. If you’re not grasping this, don’t worry—it’s like looking into a mirror with a mirror in back of you. For what it’s worth, Terminal5664 thinks House of Tomorrow is torturing us for financial gain, of course, but also to avoid bad outcomes for its own world.
So The producers of Black mirror, HT are giving these episodes between universes, but why? Well it could be mostly for financial gain, but I believe it is mainly used to warn of the problems that they may face by showing worst case scenarios. If you can simulate every possible future, then you can learn how to avoid any bad situation.
Get all of that? Yeah? Sold? Cool. Now, go back to bed, jump on your office desk and scream until HR comes running. Spend your life savings on a single meal at your nearest McDonald’s. This is a simulation! None of this matters.