Black Mirror is a British Television series created by Charlie Brooker which examines modern society, particularly with regard to the unanticipated consequences of new technologies. One episode in particular focuses on the downside of having the ability to record everything with your eyes which provides the ability for much deeper examination of your life, even years down the road. Black Mirror takes place in the near future, where life doesn't seem all that different from today, but technology has made serious advances which don't seem far off, making it all very real to imagine this is where our lives are headed. Season 1 and 2 are available on Netflix, as well as a Christmas special starring Jon Hamm (Don Draper from Madmen). Robert Downey Jr has taken interest in expanding 1 episode into a full feature film, and season 3 is in the works.
The Internet's Own Boy depicts the life of American computer programmer, writer, political organizer and Internet activist Aaron Swartz. It features interviews with his family and friends as well as the internet luminaries who worked with him. The film tells his story up to his eventual suicide after a legal battle, and explores the questions of access to information and civil liberties that drove his work. Aaron was involved in the development of RSS, the Creative Commons, and Reddit before changing his focus on political activism and internet freedom. Aaron fought long and hard to make the world (and the internet) a better place, as a person with a deep interest in internet freedom I felt the need to share this. Enjoy.