Is Altered Carbon the Future in more ways than one?

I just finished binge-watching Netflix’s Altered Carbon. After 10 episodes of dark, sexy, violent and bloody television, I find myself in a state of awe for the following reasons:

  1. This is a high concept show about a future where people have learned to digitize their life. This makes people immortal as when their bodies die they can just download to another body. It’s a fascinating concept and the show does a great job of exploring it.
  2. It was a really good show and well worth a watch. (However, be warned, it really earns that 18 rating.