Netflix’s Altered Carbon is some heady, intense science fiction–the most hardcore sci-fi on TV in years. The first episode alone is packed with so many cryptic, futuristic terms and concepts it might make your head spin. And you wouldn’t want that–who knows what it might do to your cortical stack?
Don’t worry if you have no idea what that means. We’ve got you covered with this list of the important cyberpunk and sci-fi terms, phrases, and concepts you’ll need to fully grasp exactly what’s going down in Netflix’s noir sci-fi epic, Altered Carbon, which hits Netflix this Friday, February 2.