Internet, start your Game of Thrones-Altered Carbon shared-universe engines

It’s pretty easy to see shades of Game Of Thrones in Netflix’s new cyberpunk series Altered Carbon, which explores a world in which consciousness has been digitized. For one, the streaming juggernaut has funneled boat loads of cash into the show. For two, there are a shit-ton of characters and they’re all killing and…

Altered Carbon gives Netflix a sprawling, sci-fi blockbuster of a series—with lots of nudity

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Altered Carbon, a new Netflix series, has a few key themes it keeps returning to. Humans are innately violent, we have a propensity for self-destruction, our senses constantly fail us, and there’s no long-term hope for the species to evolve into better versions of ourselves. These may all be philosophical truisms for…