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Charlie Brooker is at it again. Black Mirror Season 4 has continued the show's remarkable knack of predicting the future and turning it into some beautifully bleak entertainment.
Incidentally, if you don't want any spoilers for the latest series, or for that matter anything that will probably become reality in the next few years, don't read any further.
He predicted the scandal involving former Prime Minister David Cameron and the head of a pig with remarkable accuracy (though it was never proven to have happened).
He predicted the company that keeps alive a virtual version of the dead - ETER9, and he predicted the Chinese government's 'Social Credit System' which effectively rates how good a citizen they are.
In the new series, he takes on dating apps, and virtual reality technology, and - of course - driverless pizza vans.
Yep, driverless pizza vans. The invention that the world did not know it needed, but now must have.
One such vehicle plays an important part in the episode 'Crocodile' which sees Andrea Riseborough playing an architect who is stricken with grief after the accidental death of a hiker, but cannot stop killing to try to cover her tracks.
She witnesses a driverless pizza van crash into a guy on the street after she has finished murdering her accomplice in a hotel room and is eventually figured out by a nosy insurance investigator, who she then also murders.
Anyway, literally DAYS later, Pizza Hut tweeted a picture that bears a remarkable similarity to the one in Black Mirror.
The picture - released to coincide with 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, was captioned: "Introducing the first Pizza Hut fully autonomous delivery concept vehicle. Excited for our future with @Toyota #CES2018"
Luckily the Twitter team for the Netflix Original show are almost as quick on the draw as their writers.
They swiftly responded, saying: "We know how this goes."
Well, perhaps not. The idea of driverless cars has been around for a long while now, so it's not that much of a long shot.
The Pizza Hut partnership with Toyota is just one such business venture. Amazon and Google are also in the race to get driverless cars on the roads.
Most people probably think driverless cars are too dangerous, but on the other hand they could soon be bringing us pizza, which seems safe enough.
Featured Image Credit: Pizza Hut
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