Netflix’s 3 Body Problem ratings show we still live in a chaotic streaming era


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One of the most curious things about Netflix’s 3 Body Problem is that it is set in a fantasy world in which virtual reality (VR) headsets actually work. In something of an indictment of the progress made by the real-world VR industry, the sleek headsets in this eight-part epic are so good at propelling their wearers – a close-knit group of beautiful scientists – into Smell-O-Vision video game versions of ancient China, Tudor England and 13th century Xanadu, they immediately trigger suspicion. “We don’t have this technology. Where did this come from?” wonders nano-tech start-up founder Auggie Salazar (Eiza González)....