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Black Mirror is about the twist. That's not how the show started, but it's now its hallmark. So any time you watch an episode of the technology-obsessed anthology series, the anticipation that something will almost certainly go wrong at any minute is excruciating. And it's even worse when the episode is "San Junipero", and focused on a tender romance unfolding between Yorkie and Kelly.

There's this time between realising you're gay and saying you're gay that we don't see a lot in media. Usually a character goes straight from "holy crap" to making out with someone in the course of an episode -- sometimes in the course of a single scene. And so when they actually announce they're gay, it can be anti-climatic.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Star Trek could have been gayer. But in the '80s I didn't care. I was twee and my biggest Star Trek concern in 1987 was where the hell Sulu and Uhura were and why was there a small bald British man wearing a red shirt on the bridge. But later... later I wanted to know where the gay was. Stuff close to my heart, you know?