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Identifying a story similar to Black Mirror "Christmas Special" episode

AS @David posted, this sounds like David Brin's "Insistence of Vision," at least in most regards. "Insistence of Vision" is both the name of the short story, and the name of the collection. The Amazon ...
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Why don't the cookies recognise immediately what / where they are?

The problem is that the copying procedure duplicates the person's entire identity. Yes, that includes the decision to create a cookie in the first place. However, it also apparently includes the ...
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Identifying a story similar to Black Mirror "Christmas Special" episode

This sounds like "Insistence of Vision" by David Brin. It was originally published in Twelve Tomorrows, an special sci-fi edition of MIT Technology Review.
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How did they trick Potter thinking he's been working here?

Likely, because he actually was. Remember the schtick of the episode is that the time passes for a cookie completely independent of what happens in "the real world", as we see with Matt torturing ...
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In Black Mirror's "White Christmas" episode, why does the song on the radio play in real-time?

No - it is not a plot-hole. Joe is not perceiving time as 1000 years a day. He is perceiving time as normal, within the confines of the cookie. The cookie includes the cabin, the radio, and the ...
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In Black Mirror's "White Christmas" episode, why does the song on the radio play in real-time?

The cookie perceived time at a real-time always. That is, cookie thinks that its day is 24 hours. However, relative to the time of the outside world, time inside cookie can run differently. This is ...
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