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On Feb 3, the final episode of “The Three-Body Problem” TV series was prescreened, with the main actors including Yu Hewei, Wang Ziwen, Li Xiaoran, joining in the live streaming to enjoy the end with audiences.

As the first real-life adaptation of the Three-Body IP, the 30-episode TV series fetched in a score of 8.1 on the social media platform Douban.

Decoding the Three-Body is an interpreting show co-broadcasted with the TV series and Wang Yuanzhuo, a research fellow at the Institute of Computing Technology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and dean of the Data Institute of the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, is one of its guest speakers.  

Wang told NBD in an interview that he had read The Three-Body trilogy many times and had new thoughts while each time he read it. 

Sci-fiction is somewhat futurous and requires infinite imagination.

Wang believes the plotting of the fiction is "bold". For pure science fiction lovers, The Three-Body Problem has a grand worldview with clever design. As the plot progresses, it gradually extends to the universe, spanning millions of years. 

The most fascinating is that it is rooted in our real life. "You will feel it walks from the past to the future, looking at you while it passes by," explained Wang. 

From the perspective of scientific researchers, Wang Yuanzhuo believes that this is not only a novel but a science and tech chronicle. 

For example, in the first part of The Three-Body Problem, the gaming space is what we called “metaverse” today. 

The novel mentioned neuro-computer 17 years ago. And now we have brain-inspired computing.

To Wang, the fiction is more like a prelude to technological advances.

Editor: Tan Yuhan