"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."

In this section, you will find cyberpunk movie, television, and anime reviews and analysis.

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This week in cyberpunk we saw Automation kill service jobs and the inspiration of cyberpunk classics while listening to a little Rolling Stones. Here’s what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Amazon Go Moves Into the Future, Removes Humans From the Service Industry In  a first from the American tech industry, Amazon has […]

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A couple of interesting things were highlighted in “Downsizing” that tells us how the Incorporated future came about. It starts with Aaron/Ben watching his father jump off a building after giving him a speech about how things were before they became “climate refugees”, how he lost his job , house and how all these things […]

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Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror has cemented itself in a post-cyberpunk world of black and gray, where people have merged with tech that’s either already with us or just a heartbeat away. This view of the future is one of passive nihilism, where people accept that everything in the world is horrible and they all share […]

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Westworld’s worst-kept secret finally exposed, but having theories confirmed about where the Man in Black and William intersect didn’t pull away focus from the robot revolt we’ve been waiting for since the beginning. Westworld: “The Bicameral Mind” Westworld’s maze, the thing that plagued the minds of hosts and guests alike, turned out to be as […]

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The short films of Benjamin Bardou capture a kind of melancholy from within the virtual urban landscape of Grand Theft Auto IV‘s Liberty City. Bardou cites his influences for these short “movie simulations” as being Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell, and the philosophical works of Jean Baudrillard and Charles Baudelaire. My movies, in general, […]

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Incorporated might come off as a fundamentally different show than it might have intended, now that the post-election haze has faded for most and they’re joining those who’ve been working on processing the absurdity that is a Donald Trump presidency. It’s an understandably troubling marriage of corporate malfeasance and unmatched power to most, though some […]

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Westworld: "The Well-Tempered Clavier"
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Westworld’s game between gods and their creations is one without winners. But for the playthings of genius men, given the opportunity to shine brightly themselves, the opportunity to reject the game entirely presents itself. Westworld: “The Well-Tempered Clavier” Pulled off rotation, Maeve reveals to Bernard that she is without restriction and reminds him that he is a […]

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This last week in cyberpunk journalists have been targeted by spies, ATMs vomit money on European streets, space is once again unsafe, and cable news tries to hide it all from you. Don’t run; find out what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Journalists and Academics Under Unprecedented Attack, Google Says In the […]

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With the season closing up, Westworld inflicts a little pain to remind us of the cost that comes with being conscious. Westworld: “Trace Decay” With Theresa gone and Bernard back in the company fold, Ford has his friend dress up their murder as an untimely accident. The Delos board, however, remains undeterred from their current […]

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