"The room is lit by pale, shifting, blue light. It washes over you, as grand vistas of steel and glass pan across the screen. Our hero steps out of an abandoned warehouse, and lights a cigarette. Spires dotted in light rise up behind the warehouse. He walks away casually as the building explodes in ball of fire, littering the street with fragments of glass and metal."

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Cyberpunk news for the week brings us an encroaching police state that falsifies evidence, removes privacy protections, and robs you. On the bright side, we’re giving a front seat to the future of Los Angeles and we’ll have plenty of music along the way. Cyberpunk Reality Attorney General Jeff Sessions Reinstates Asset Forfeiture In an […]

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First, I’d like to apologize for the late arrival of Last Week in Cyberpunk this week. Technical issues in the form of a tumultuous transition to a new computer setup left me running far behind, and the arrival of life to the face, delayed me further. That being said, life was far from boring last […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we got a much-needed wake-up call from a reporter being fed fake docs, wondered just how much sunlight we’re getting, and heard the first sounds of a legend going back on tour (it’s Gary Numan). Cyberpunk Reality Rachel Maddow to News Media: Vet Your Sources With several Russian investigations in […]

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Things haven’t been easy for Richard Kelly. It can be argued today that Donnie Darko is one of the best, and perhaps the first, cult classic of the 21st century. That came after being dismissed at Sundance for being too confusing a film and less accessible to audiences than Memento and Hedwig and the Angry […]

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Reality can be harsh, and the reality is that cyber-freedoms are in more danger than ever, but there is still light at the end of the tunnel as long as we continue to fight. The media that we enjoy, itself, can be a great bastion of the necessary resistance to oppressive moves by governments all […]

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Civil disobedience has changed. While the past year reminded us the will to physically mobilize is still alive, it doesn’t address the rise in political vigilantism. In “The Ethics of Government Whistleblowing,” Candice Delmas defines political vigilantism as criminal activity meant to affect existing political order. When a piece of privileged information makes its way […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we witnessed governments behaving badly, the Girl Scouts turning towards the future, and witnessed a seat change in one of the most hated corporations in the world. Happy birthday, Blade Runner. Let’s get to the news. Cyberpunk Reality Travis Kalanick (Finally) Resigns From Uber In a move many have been […]

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‘If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face—forever.’ – George Orwell, 1949. I’ve been wanting to write this for a long, long time now. Ever since I’d written my review on George Lucas’ THX 1138, Michael Radford’s interpretation of 1984 has been on my mind (especially after […]

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Crowdfunding is a distributed fundraising system that closely mimics the ethos of the open source movement and that of the hacker mindset. It then comes as no surprise that many cyberpunk projects would take this approach to funding, and there are a lot this month! Meanwhile in the dystopian now, crackdowns on encrypted communications and […]

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