A procession of transhumans, walking in trancelike step through a suite of operating theaters: Bolted together from the clothing of many cultures, they were Alessandro Michele's metaphor for how people today construct their identities -- a population undergoing self-regeneration through the powers of tech, Hollywood, Instagram, and Gucci. "We are the Dr. Frankenstein of our lives," said Michele. "There's a clinical clarity about what I am doing." Someone was cradling a baby dragon. A couple of people had replicas of their own heads tucked under their arms.
This exists, and yet 2049 and Altered Carbon looked like 1992. Even in an environment where moviemakers think that "worldbuilding" means "graphic design" instead of "economics and history", they have failed the future.