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Psychasec displays 'human sleeves' in glass cases for new Netflix show

Psychasec exhibitors dressed in all white sold the idea of immortality at CES, in a plan to upload human consciousness to ‘human sleeves.’ The booth promotes the Netflix show Altered Carbon.


At one mysterious booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center this week, the reaction of passers-by has been unlike anywhere else.

Murmurs of ‘I don’t like this,’ and ‘no, this is too much for me,’ could be heard as CES attendees crowded around the Psychasec setup, greeted by what appeared to be lifeless human forms on display in large glass cases.

During a brief tour through the booth, exhibitors dressed in all white sold the idea of immortality, through a plan to upload human consciousness to ‘human sleeves’ of whatever design you desire – before concluding around the display of ‘Joel,’ a fresh ‘sleeve' in a vacuum sealed bag, breathing and eating through a tube.

While the display has been jarring to some, there is more to it than initially meets the eye.

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During a brief tour through the booth, exhibitors dressed in all white sold the idea of immortality, through a plan to upload human consciousness to ‘human sleeves’ of whatever design you desire – before concluding around the display of ‘Joel,’ (pictured) a fresh ‘sleeve in a vacuum sealed bag, breathing and eating through a tube

Visitors who went through the tour were presented with a trailer for a Netflix show called Altered Carbon, and gifted small Netflix branded goodie bags containing ‘cortical stack aftercare gel.’

It may be one of the most bizarre Netflix marketing schemes yet, going as far as plastering posters with ‘Boycott #Psychasec’ and ‘Immortality is Immoral’ along the outside of the booth (though an exhibitor insisted to Dailymail.com that this had been done by anti-Psychasec protestors).

But, either way, it’s not an exhibit you’re likely to forget anytime soon.

Pointing to the disturbing ‘human sleeves’ inside the neon-backlit cases, a guide said: ‘These are 100 percent genetically home-grown organic sleeves – the sleeve is your body.’

‘These are made of skin, tissue, muscle, bone, nervous system, cells, everything that we have to generate ourselves to make our movements, these are made up of,’ the Psychasec exhibitor said.

Unlike all other booths at CES, none of the exhibitors at Psychasec had name badges.

Pointing to the disturbing ‘human sleeves’ inside the neon-backlit cases, a guide said: ‘These are 100 percent genetically home-grown organic sleeves – the sleeve is your body’

NETFLIX DEBUTS BIZARRE 'HUMAN SLEEVES' AT CES AHEAD OF ITS NEW SHOW ALTERED CARBON 

At CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Netflix set up a bizarre - and somewhat disturbing - promotion for its new series, Altered Carbon.

In a description of the show, Netflix says: 'In a future where humans can transfer their minds from body to body, a rebel is brought back to life to solve a twisted, high-stakes murder case.’

During a brief tour through the Psychasec booth at CES, exhibitors dressed in all white sold the idea of immortality, through a plan to upload human consciousness to ‘human sleeves’ of whatever design you desire – before concluding around the display of ‘Joel,’ a fresh ‘sleeve in a vacuum sealed bag, breathing and eating through a tube. 

The Psychasec booth is seen at CES inside the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Netfix used the unusual display to promote its show Altered Carbon 

‘These are made of skin, tissue, muscle, bone, nervous system, cells, everything that we have to generate ourselves to make our movements, these are made up of,’ the Psychasec exhibitor said. 

It may be one of the most bizarre Netflix marketing schemes yet, going as far as plastering posters with ‘Boycott #Psychasec’ and ‘Immortality is Immoral’ along the outside of the booth (though an exhibitor insisted to Dailymail.com that this had been done by anti-Psychasec protestors).

The dystopian sci-fi Altered Carbon is set to premier on Netflix February 2. 

‘These are conscious-less sleeves right now,’ the presenter continued.

‘We’ve developed a way to put your consciousness into these sleeves. Now these sleeves can be genetically designed to be whatever you like

'You can have a sleeve of yourself, you can have a sleeve genetically designed to whatever you want: Taller, shorter, musclier, better vision, faster, any race or any gender, with your mind.’

The system relies on what the firm calls a ‘cortical stack.’

The so-called cortical stack is a small device that is inserted into the base of the spine in the ‘human sleeve.’

It may be one of the most bizarre Netflix marketing schemes yet, going as far as plastering posters with ‘Boycott #Psychasec’ and ‘Immortality is Immoral’ along the outside of the booth (though an exhibitor insisted to Dailymail.com that this had been done by anti-Psychasec protestors). But, either way, it’s not an exhibit you’re likely to forget anytime soon.

‘These are conscious-less sleeves right now,’ the presenter said. Visitors who went through the tour were presented with a trailer for a Netflix show called Altered Carbon, and gifted small Netflix branded goodie bags with the ‘cortical stack aftercare gel’

The stack then interacts with the nervous system, to ‘essentially download your memories, or you, onto this device like backup hard drive,’ much like iPhone users do with the cloud, the presenter noted.

‘The same thing, this will back up you – everything that makes up your personality. The emotion, every memory, everything that is you is stored onto this cortical stack.’

The downloaded information could then be transferred into the human sleeve in what’s called a ‘needle casting.’

As the sleeves are made of biological material, they’d still be susceptible to disease and injury, the exhibitors said.

But, with the needle casting, a person could just transfer their information to new bodies as needed, ‘therefore creating immortality – you let your mind live on.’

The dystopian sci-fi Altered Carbon is set to premier on Netflix February 2.

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