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.
Altered Carbon is being written and directed by a bunch of coked-up five-year-olds who hate women. so, it's not surprising they have no future fashion sense... although, on the other hand, that also describes large portions of the fashion industry so maybe that's not it.
By "hate women", do you mean "not obsessively deferential to the feminist party line"?
Congratulations, pockets are now this political.
Reminds me of the humans depicted in the Codex Seraphinianus (which I found via your blog some years ago, btw).
There's a joke about this being the candidate pool coming in to see HR about a VP position at Twitter (possibly Uber) but I haven't quite put my finger on it.
Take a day at home with your helper-dragon. So near and yet so far, I believe you'll land the punch.
This is what it looks like when I let my kids choose their own clothes. I should start building a portfolio and resume for them.