Okay, I figured I'd start a thread on this because it was my new momentary obsession -- once I started watching this show, I couldn't stop until I'd seen every episode. it's kind of a modern Outer Limits / Twilight Zone spin on the interface of culture and technology.
It's a bit cynical and even sarcastic at times, but never to the degree that it just seems like an assault: THe scariest element of the series is that so much of it seems believable (at least, if certain technological hurdles could be cleared), and some of the tech being explored is actual tech we're seeing either developed this very day and/or companies investing lots of money to develop right now.
So far there are seven episodes that have been released (the latest being the "Christmas" episode); the production quality is very clean and appropriate, the directing and editing and tone is great, and each episode typically features a decent fairly well-known actor along with very solid supporting cast. This ain't Tales from the Darkside or some "schlocky" production, this is the same quality as House of Cards for example.
I don't want to go into a lot of detail in the OP, since part of the fun is watching these and seeing them unfold. But the current seven episodes and reference points:
1. The National Anthem: YouTube culture, video terrorism, newsroom dynamics, public opinion fluxuation/reinforcement due to speed of Internet news
2. Fifteen Million Merits: Commercialistic dystopia, personalized advertising, consumerism, TV reality competition shows, voicelessness/meaninglessness in the Internet age where anything can be packaged and sold
3. The Entire History of You: Subjectivity of facts/memory; human need for control; electronic self-absorption; living in the virtual past vs the authentic present
4. Be Right Back: Human simulation; dealing with loss; relational dynamics between AI and human
5. White Bear: Perceptions of reality; voyeuristic culture; social tools of crime and punishment
6. The Waldo Moment: Reality and politics; issues versus image/entertainment; anti-politism as a stance; fluidity of substance under the static image
7. White Christmas: Cross-spoken communication, electronic voyeurism, "blocking" others / pervasive social alienation, enslaved AI, perceptions of time
Like I said, the scariest thing is that the kind of tech and scenarios represented here are actual things that seem plausible -- Episode 1 could actually happen today, and the tech in the rest is something we've partly developed and/or companies are investing money to develop, although we might never be able to take it quite so far. But it's all very relevant and real.