Altered Carbon Official Trailer

Publication Title
Publication/Creation Date
January 11 2018
Laeta Kalogridis (creator)
Richard K. Morgan (contributor)
Media Type
Television Show
Persuasive Intent
In a cyberpunk world heavily inspired by Blade Runner, Altered Carbon demonstrates what could happen if humans successfully used technology to drastically extend their lives.

Using a small device that rests on the back of your neck called a Stack, humans are able to make backups of their brain and transfer them to other bodies. As a result, the human body is referred to as a "sleeve" for the far more important Stack that houses your brain. In the event of death, people can be brought back to life.

250 years into a life-long sentence, Takeshi Kovacs is brought back to life to solve the murder of the richest man on Earth. Having fought to see the Stacks destroyed, he now has to live with the consequences of his failure and face the world that he wasn't able to prevent from existing: a world where a wealthy Elite never die and the poor face abuse otherwise unimaginable.
HCI Platform
Discursive Type
Objects Of Allusions
Location on Body
Head, Brain
Living, Dying
Marketing Keywords
Netflix, Blade Runner

Date archived
October 16 2018
Last edited
October 16 2018
How to cite this entry
Laeta Kalogridis. (January 11 2018). "Altered Carbon Official Trailer". Netflix. Netflix. Fabric of Digital Life.