Big Haiti [essay]
As Earth Day approaches next month, I find myself thinking about how I can truly rest in peace knowing the world my sons will probably live in. A new show on Apple TV explores some of the possibilities of what that may look like in sunny South Florida.
Extrapolations is a new Apple TV+ series that explores the possibilities and consequences of emerging technologies.
One of the standout features of Extrapolations is its ability to blend science fiction and reality seamlessly. Each episode presents a scenario that feels both futuristic and grounded in the present. From the dangers of deepfake technology to the ethical implications of artificial intelligence, the show tackles complex topics with nuance and sensitivity.
Perhaps most importantly, Extrapolations succeeds in its ability to start important conversations about the role of technology in our lives. By presenting plausible scenarios and exploring their consequences, the show encourages viewers to think critically about the impact of emerging technologies on our planet, society and our individual lives.
It's worth noting the relevance of Little Haiti in the context of Extrapolations. The neighborhood, located in Miami, Florida, is a vibrant and diverse community that serves as the setting for several episodes of the show. By showcasing the experiences and perspectives of Little Haiti residents, Extrapolations highlights the importance of recognizing and valuing the voices and contributions of marginalized communities in conversations about technology and society.
Additionally, Little Haiti's history as a hub for Haitian immigrants and culture underscores the theme of cultural identity and preservation that runs throughout the series. Through the lens of Little Haiti, Extrapolations explores the complex ways in which technology intersects with issues of race, culture, and community.
On a side note, if you're interested in learning more about the climate gentrification happening in Little Haiti go HERE.
Maybe this show offers some hope for the future but I trust my boys will find a way, hell or high water.