Hit Amazon Prime TV series “The Peripheral,” based on William Gibson’s novel of the same name, depicts a grim planet Earth in the year 2099, when a much-reduced human population relies on artificially intelligent robot servants and virtual-reality headsets allow people to travel back in time. (There are also invisible cars).
Some of the technologies the series depicts exist in embryonic form today — such as Amazon’s AI bot Alexa or Meta’s Virtual Reality headsets. But, if you think the show’s Armageddon prophecy is just science fiction, think again.
There are many real-life advancements currently in development that could upend