Which Black Mirror scenario most worries you?
Brooker: I guess the "Waldo Moment" [an episode about a crude cartoon bear who becomes a political sensation] has actually turned out to be the one that's most worrisome. I am quite neurotic and I kind of worry about everything. I am actually quite pro-technology, and I try to be optimistic in real life about where that's all going. I'm hoping it's stuff that we're all going to get better at dealing with and using, because it's not going away.
Overall, the "Waldo Moment" is probably one of the most terrifying ones. "Men Against Fire" is in many ways, too. A lot of the others aren't trying to spread a message, they're trying to entertain, and then if there's an additional resonance, great. I love The Twilight Zone, I really like the "To Serve Man" episode of The Twilight Zone, which isn't really about anything, it's more a brilliant punch line. I'm a fan of that kind of rug-pull, gotcha, almost-bordering-on-corny story as well. Black Mirror's not meant as a warning, although it's always pleasing if people come away devastated.