In the near future, everyone has access to a memory implant that records everything they do, see and hear. You need never forget a face again – but is that always a good thing?
Examining how technology amplifies human characteristics, the emotional punch of “The Entire History of You” comes from positing that we don’t need futuristic technology to ruin a relationship — we can do it all by ourselves
Have you ever gotten a text message from your crush and spent the next three hours obsessively examining it down to the finest detail, parsing out each word choice and dropped comma? “The Entire History of You” takes that tech-enabled scrutinizing of minute details and extends it to nightmarish extremes, driving one man to madness over a possibly imagined slight. Brooker turned over the writers’ reins to Jesse Armstrong (who would go on to create Succession) and received an unsparing melodrama of jealousy, insecurity, and hot tempers.