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The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma is a documentary-drama hybrid that explores the dangerous human impact of social networking with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Its a fantastic film and should be required viewing for anyone that spends time on social media. Most people are not aware of the extreme levels of psychological manipulation they are exposed to on services like Facebook, and the documentary should be very eye opening.

If you find the documentary interesting, I also highly recommend the book LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media which covers topics such as how Facebook was used to incite genocide in Myanmar, and how social media is being used to attack democracy around the world by nations such as Russia.

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New Altered Carbon Trailer

Netflix has released the first full length trailer for their new show Altered Carbon.

Based off of Richard K. Morgan’s novel by the same name, Altered Carbon is set three centuries in the future, where people can transfer their consciousness from one body to another — if they can afford it. The trailer likens it to a person shedding their skin like a snake, allowing them to potentially live forever. Takeshi Kovacs (played by both Joel Kinnaman and Will Yun Lee) is a body-hopping soldier called an Envoy who is killed on a distant planet, but wakes up again 250 years later on Earth. He’s been resurrected by a wealthy man named Laurens Bancroft (James Purefoy) to investigate Bancroft’s own death.
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You can view the previous announcement trailer here. If you enjoy to read, the book gets a solid recommendation from me.