It looks like Black Mirror successfully predicted a feature from the new iPhone 5 years ago

It looks like Black Mirror successfully predicted a feature from the new iPhone

A little too close to the mark as always...

For those of you that haven't seen the series, Black Mirror taps into our collective unease with the modern world.


Each stand-alone episode is a sharp, suspenseful tale which explores themes of contemporary techno-paranoia.

On Tuesday, Apple announced their brand new iPhone 8 at their keynote in their World Wide Developer Conference, with some new features to go along with it.

The elimination of the home button and the introduction of wireless charging were two of the main things on the agenda, but there's also the introduction of Apple's new feature called Animoji.

These are basically animated versions of your favourite emoji, but there's a little bit more as well.


Animoji will use the Face ID hardware face-scanning features of the iPhone X to create custom 3D versions based on your own facial expressions.

So you can move about and make faces and the emoji will copy your movements and then you can send it to your friends (we predict you'll have significantly less friends if you liberally use this feature).

Video via Robert McGregor


But Black Mirror noticed something about the feature that has given us that same uneasy feeling that most of the episodes give us.

Yes, they had a very similar character called Waldo in one of their episodes, you can probably spot him below.


Yes, you do see Waldo inserted into the demonstration as Black Mirror once again dices alongside fantasy and reality.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter last year, the show's creator Charlie Brooker spoke about The Waldo Moment episode saying it "was about a cartoon character who ran for office. At the time, I thought that was one episode that I didn’t really nail, didn’t get the stakes right. But if you look at that now, it’s really quite terrifying."

Video via Channel 4