The 3-Body Problem: Understand what sophons are in the Netflix science fiction series


What are the sophons in The 3-Body Problem?: At the end of last month, The 3 Body Problem debuted on Netflix, one of the most anticipated series of 2023. In it, we follow a mysterious science fiction led by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, names responsible for the creation of Game of Thrones. Starring Eiza Gonzalez, John Bradley, and Liam Cunningham, the production has been successful on the streaming platform.

Based on a book franchise of the same name, the production delves into the journey of a group of astrophysicists, military personnel, and engineers who decide to carry out a project to communicate with possible lives beyond Earth. The decision they made has repercussions on humanity after fifty years, with our race having to survive an unexpected visit while scientists try to uncover the secrets of the project carried out in the past.

Based on the growing popularity of the plot, today, we will explain what sophons are. Check it out below:

What are the sophons in The 3-Body Problem?

In the series, sophons are extremely small supercomputers the size of a proton, sent to Earth by the San-Ti to hinder humanity's scientific progress until the alien race arrived on our planet.

The sophons are mainly responsible for that countdown that Auggie (Eiza Gonzalez) and the other scientists begin to see, in addition to the twinkling of the stars and the malfunction of various technological devices - such as particle accelerators and Thomas Wade's plane (Liam Cunningham).

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During a certain point in the plot, Jack Rooney (John Bradley) and Jin Cheng (Jess Hong) dive into a virtual reality game where they end up meeting a figure played by Sea Shimooka. The character is also titled Sophon, serving as the supercomputer's digital avatar.