From tablets to tendons, Westworld keeps one robo-foot in the real world

Yes, Westworld is fantastical… but it’s oddly factual in many ways, too. (video link)

We may have mentioned this once or twice recently, but there has never been a better time to be a nerdy TV fan. Not only do viewers have more of seemingly everything to consider when selecting a new series to follow, but most series in 2018 tend to be pretty smart. The days of something like CSI: Cyber debuting and automatically dominating the ratings are slowly fading away. Instead, a show like The Expanse may be set in some fictional, far-off universe, but it still employs a science consultant so writers can be informed and choosy about how they break various laws of physics.

All this leads to our latest video series: Tech on TV explores the science and technology informing our favorite TV in ways that are both obvious and not so obvious to viewers. From the DEFCON-blessed security professionals at the heart of Mr. Robot to the ’80s obsessives poring over FBI/KGB documents for ARPANET mentions behind The Americans, we’ll be looking at the real-world information shaping all kinds of television (and we promise to do so without poo-pooing anything, Neil DeGrasse Tyson-style).

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