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'''Altered Carbon''' is a TV series currently in pre-production due to stream on Netflix.<ref>[https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/netflix-altered-carbon-series-order-sci-fi-1201683629/ Netflix Picks Up Futuristic Sci-Fi Series ‘Altered Carbon’ Based on Book]</ref>
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'''Altered Carbon''' is a TV series [https://www.netflix.com/title/80097140 on Netflix].<ref>[https://variety.com/2016/tv/news/netflix-altered-carbon-series-order-sci-fi-1201683629/ Netflix Picks Up Futuristic Sci-Fi Series ‘Altered Carbon’ Based on Book]</ref> The first season premiered on February 2, 2018, featuring ten episodes.
  
The series is based on the 2002 novel trilogy written by Takeshi Kovacs and translated by Richard K. Morgan.
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The series is based on the 2002 novel trilogy written by Richard K. Morgan.
  
In a [[dystopian transhumanism|dystopian]] future, most people have utilised ubiquitous [[mind uploading]] technologies to create [[digital immortality]] via a spinal implant in a process known as 'resleeving'. Catholic minorities reject the technology, in turn making them extra vulnerable to criminals. Other technologies include faster than light travel, [[oligarchic transhumanism|a long-lived elite caste]].  
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In a [[dystopian transhumanism|dystopian]] future, most people have utilised ubiquitous [[mind uploading]] technologies to create [[digital immortality]] via a spinal 'cortical stack' implant, in a process known as 'resleeving'. Catholic minorities reject the technology, in turn making them extra vulnerable to criminals. The setting features faster than light stack transmission via needlecast<ref>"A tightbeam transmission of your very being." [http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/content.asp?Bnum=606]</ref>, and a long-lived Methuselan [[oligarchic transhumanism|elite caste]] (colloquially known as "Meths").
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The protagonist of the series is former Envoy Corps military operative Takeshi Kovács, whose stack has been taken from prison and resleeved in order to investigate the death of a Meth named Laurens Bancroft; ruled a suicide, but Bancroft's backup is convinced that he was murdered.
  
The novels are portrayed from the perspective of a policeman in this future environment.
 
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
 
* {{wikipedia|Altered Carbon (TV series)}}
 
* {{wikipedia|Altered Carbon (TV series)}}
* {{wikipedia|Altered Carbon)}} - original book
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* {{wikipedia|Altered Carbon}} - original book
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* [https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2261227/ IMDb entry]
 
* [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40445.Altered_Carbon Altered Carbon] - book review
 
* [https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40445.Altered_Carbon Altered Carbon] - book review
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Revision as of 09:44, 3 February 2018

Altered Carbon is a TV series on Netflix.[1] The first season premiered on February 2, 2018, featuring ten episodes.

The series is based on the 2002 novel trilogy written by Richard K. Morgan.

In a dystopian future, most people have utilised ubiquitous mind uploading technologies to create digital immortality via a spinal 'cortical stack' implant, in a process known as 'resleeving'. Catholic minorities reject the technology, in turn making them extra vulnerable to criminals. The setting features faster than light stack transmission via needlecast[2], and a long-lived Methuselan elite caste (colloquially known as "Meths").

The protagonist of the series is former Envoy Corps military operative Takeshi Kovács, whose stack has been taken from prison and resleeved in order to investigate the death of a Meth named Laurens Bancroft; ruled a suicide, but Bancroft's backup is convinced that he was murdered.


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