Netflix’s high-budget, R-rated SF series Altered Carbon, based on the books by Richard K Morgan is arriving on 2 February, and we have an exclusive featurette that examines one of the show’s key concepts: immortality. In the world of Altered Carbon, our consciousness is stored on chip that can be transferred into a new body in the event of your death. So what happens when the end isn’t the end? This promo narrated by Neil DeGrasse Tyson looks at “the end of our bodies as a permanent residence…” Hey, what could possibly go wrong with that?
You can read the synopsis for Netflix’s Altered Carbon here:
Based on the classic cyberpunk noir novel by Richard K. Morgan, Altered Carbon is an intriguing story of murder, love, sex, and betrayal, set more than 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology: consciousness can be digitized; human bodies are interchangeable; death is no longer permanent. Altered Carbon launches on Netflix Friday, February 2
From creator and executive producer Laeta Kalogridis, Altered Carbon stars Joel Kinnaman (Suicide Squad, The Killing), James Purefoy (Rome) , Martha Higareda (Street Kings), Renee Elise Goldsberry (The Good Wife), Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine) and Dichen Lachman (Shameless, Lust For Love).
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