This Hilarious Video Imagines Black Mirror as a Morality Play in the Middle Ages

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It doesn’t matter if it’s 2019 or 1319, we’re always afraid of the dangers of “technologee.” This comedy video imagines Black Mirror in ye olden times-when it was less about the dangers of smartphones or virtual reality, and more about “holy shite, puteth down thine book!”

“Ye Mirror Blacke” is a silly but funny sketch from College Humor where a group of humble players warn the public about the dangers of technology. Their short skits about how crossbows, plows, and books will lead to ruin are accompanied by a couple of spectators remarking on how “wooooow, that could totally happen.” Don’t buy a yoke, you’ll turn into a bucket.

As someone who loves Black Mirror, but also recognizes that some of the show’s ideas of the past, present, and future are a bit, well, outlandish, it’s fun to see how fears of the unknown truly are timeless.

And now, if you’ll excuse me, I have the plague.

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