A bizarre video has going viral on social media, and people are comparing it to an episode of Black Mirror.
Black Mirror is certainly one of the most popular shows on Netflix. The sci-fi show is based around modern society and the future, particularly focused on exploring the consequences of new technologies.
Social media users have become a little freaked out when one of those new technologies seen in the show seems to have become a reality after a viral video shows a robot dog walking along the street.
Robot dog video goes viral on Twitter
A bizarre video has been going viral on Twitter today that has been freaking a lot of people out.
One social media user was walking down the street when they saw a rare phenomenon – a robot dog! They then decided to film the strange creature and post the video to Twitter, and it’s been gaining a lot of attention.
The dog is bright yellow in colour and says ‘Boston Dynamics’ on the side. It appears to be walking along the street on its own like something out of a sci-fi movie (or maybe more like a horror). Watch the freaky video below.
People are comparing it to a Black Mirror episode
Social media users instantly began comparing the video to one particular TV show, Black Mirror. The dystopian sci-fi series often features strange things from the future, and one of the episodes is even about robot dogs!
The episode is called “Metalhead” and it’s the fifth episode of the fourth season. It’s filmed entirely in black and white and follows the story of a girl trying to flee from a mass of robotic dogs.
“Metalhead” has a scary resemblance to the real-life robot dog video that’s being shared around social media. If you’ve watched the episode then you’ll know that the whole of human society mysteriously collapses, so let’s pray that part doesn’t become a reality!
The robot dog was made by Boston Dynamics
The yellow robot dog that features in the viral video is actually called Spot, and it was created by the engineering company Boston Dynamics.
It’s a four-legged robot that can walk up to three miles per hour, avoid obstacles, see 360 degrees and complete a number of different tasks.
The dog was first made back in 2015, but in 2020 it’s just become available to buy, but only if you’ve got a spare $75,000!