Would YOU want to be immortal? Netflix debuts first trailer for new dystopia sci-fi Altered Carbon where 'death is a mere inconvenience' and the wealthy can upgrade their bodies forever

  • Altered Carbon is set in a dystopian universe five hundred years in the future
  • Consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine
  • This allows humans to survive physical death and essentially become immortal
  • Mega wealthy humans have the ability to continually upgrade their bodies?

The epic trailer for Netflix's Altered Carbon was released on Monday, a world set 500 years in the future where humans live in a dystopian universe.

The show, based on the 2002 sci-fi novel by Richard K. Morgan, revolves around human beings who can digitally store their personalities.?

It begins with an eerie computer-esque narrator as she says 'centuries ago mankind discovered a way to transfer consciousness into a new body, making death a mere inconvenience.'

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Altered Carbon, based on a 2002 novel, is set five hundred years in the future where humans live in a dystopian universe where their personalities can be stored digitally (a snippet from the trailer here)

Altered Carbon, based on a 2002 novel, is set five hundred years in the future where humans live in a dystopian universe where their personalities can be stored digitally (a snippet from the trailer here)

The show centers on Enovy soldier (who are elite interstellar warriors) Takeshi Kovacs, played by Joel Kinnaman from House Of Cards (pictured here)

The show centers on Enovy soldier (who are elite interstellar warriors) Takeshi Kovacs, played by Joel Kinnaman from House Of Cards (pictured here)

'Psychasec, live forever in the body you deserve,' she disturbingly concludes.

The epic new show has been described by IMDb as a world 'where consciousness is digitized and stored in cortical stacks implanted in the spine, allowing humans to survive physical death by having their memories and consciousness "re-sleeved" into new bodies.'

The mega wealthy humans of this universe have the ability to continually upgrade their bodies and essentially become immortal.

The epic new show has been described as a world where consciousness is digitized, allowing humans to survive physical death?

The epic new show has been described as a world where consciousness is digitized, allowing humans to survive physical death?

The show centers on Enovy soldier (who are elite interstellar warriors) Takeshi Kovacs, played by Joel Kinnaman from House Of Cards.

He?is downloaded from an off-world prison and transferred into the body of a disgraced cop, which was commanded by?Laurens Bancroft, a highly influential aristocrat, played by James Purefoy.

The mega wealthy humans of this universe have the ability to continually upgrade their bodies and essentially become immortal?

The mega wealthy humans of this universe have the ability to continually upgrade their bodies and essentially become immortal?

Bancroft was killed, and the last automatic backup of his stack was made hours before his death, leaving him with no memory.

Police deemed it a suicide, however Bancroft is convinced he was murdered and enlists Kovacs to find out the truth.

The ten-episode TV adaptation was announced in 2016 and will debut on Netflix February 2, 2018.?

The narrator says?'Psychasec, live forever in the body you deserve'

The narrator says?'Psychasec, live forever in the body you deserve'

The ten-episode TV adaptation was announced in 2016 and will debut on Netflix February 2, 2018

The ten-episode TV adaptation was announced in 2016 and will debut on Netflix February 2, 2018

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