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Is 'Black Mirror' Tech CEO Billy Bauer Based on a Real Person?


The British series Black Mirror has captivated fans for its parallels to our current technological society and its exploration into the dark side of being so plugged into the world. Basically, if you binge-watch the show (which many of us have) it'll have you questioning your own dependence on technology. The sci-fi anthology series examines the controversial issues both physically and mentally living in the digital age.  

In the Season 5 episode titled "Smithereens," audiences are introduced to a London rideshare driver, Chris, who is upset with his own personal addiction to social media and the death of his fiancée. He becomes crazed in his own despair and makes the decision to kidnap an employee hoping to talk to the Smithereen tech CEO, Billy Bauer.