The future is feeling desperately close this week. There is news of flying cars and dystopian citizen scoring. It is not surprising in our rapidly approaching dystopia (if it hasn’t already arrived) that there is a rise of interest in cyberpunk and dystopian fiction. Cyberpunk Reality FCC Privacy Protection Under Threat Jeff Flake, the Senator […]

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Alien: Covenant is Ridley Scott’s newest addition to the Alien franchise. The film acts as a sequel to Prometheus, which hailed Scott’s return to the franchise and explored the mysterious Space Jockeys introduced in the original film, although they are now named the Engineers. Covenant is set 10 years after Prometheus and 20 years before […]

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APB is the latest in Fox’s crop of tech-thriller shows that attempt to channel cyberpunk concepts while simultaneously discarding what fundamentally makes them cyberpunk. The show, created by David Slack, was based on an article that ran in the New York Times called Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans? by David Amsden that ran on […]

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This week in the cyberpunk dystopia that is 2017, there is ample cybernetic implants at play, the surveillance state is alive and well, and the foundations of democracy are under threat. Hopefully, Akira, Battle Angel Alita, Judge Dredd are enough to keep ennui at bay. Cyberpunk Reality Implant Used Against Owner In a fascinating case, […]

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Genetic abominations, creation of biometric databases, and a real fight against draconian copyright law line our dystopian reality this week. Big cyberpunk names like BLAME!, Terminator, and Judge Dredd are prominent in the news this week but don’t miss the other tidbits either, there is great stuff coming down the pipe. Cyberpunk Reality Australia to […]

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When I first saw mention of Attack of the Cyber-Octopuses I can’t say I was enthusiastic, but then I caught a glimpse of the science fiction noir imagery and found my interest piqued. Attack of the Cyber-Octopuses is a film project from Nicola Piovesan, an award-winning Italian filmmaker and producer,  who wanted to make a […]

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Angst is the new single from Damage. This is Damage’s first new single through his new label, Two Gods from the UK. The song, Angst, is a heartfelt expression of the angst one feels when they realize that they are losing a part of themselves, or failing to achieve their dreams. A common feeling for […]

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The original translation of Kirtchev’s A Cyberpunk Manifesto, now 20 years old and translated from Bulgarian, is not exactly known for its perfect English. If you are a native English speaker, it can even be jarring to read at times. In a conversation with Kirtechv, himself, he told me, “ “It is written by a […]

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Last week was filled with hackers, Russia, and lots of trailers. Our cyberpunk reality feels like it is right off the page of a cyberpunk novel, or a dystopian film, and that doesn’t seem like it will be ending anytime soon. Rather, we should embrace that we have entered the cyberpunk era and adapt. Good […]

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