Charlie Brooker, the creator of Black Mirror, has announced that one of the predictions has already become true. Black Mirror will come back with its last season this summer. Some fans criticized 5th season and therefore expectations for the 6th season are high, even higher now considering that one of the predictions has become true.
Black Mirror prediction has become true
Cinema and popular culture magazine Empire interviewed Brooker before the 6th season of Black Mirror. In the interview, Brooker said there were reports of him predicting robotic police dogs in the episode Metalhead. "I accept my reputation as an apocalypse seer because it's a useful introduction, but it's also alarming," Brooker said.
"Obviously, when you're doing something like this, you're taking advantage of what's already there and making guesses. So, there's the 2017 episode of Metalhead with robot dogs running around, and I see people 'New York Police' recruiting robot dogs from tech company Boston Dynamics! Just like in Black Mirror,' he says. No, I've seen videos of Boston Dynamics dogs and that's why I wrote the episode" he added.
Then Brooker said: "While filming for season 6, a story came up again and I wasn't really good. I haven't been able to sleep for a week or so because it doesn't take much for me to get nervous. I guess a lot of it comes from growing up as an 80's kid (I was born in 71), watching the Cold War on TV, and thinking that everything is going to be ruined at any moment."