"You sit in a coffee shop and watch as passerby's walk across to the Starbucks. Your fingers rattle across your laptop keys as you code for some new encryption software. How did the world come to this? Why do people pick 4 dollar coffees from Starbuck, when the local coffee across the street is a fraction of the price? Why do we have to hide, even in the net, from the powers that be? You glance down into your backpack, which is nestled at your feet, and see a crumpled copy of Neuromancer that you've read a million times. We saw this coming, and it is happening anyway."

In this section you will find news, essays, and critical analysis of our times from a cyberpunk frame of reference.

Game devs make us wait a bit for the next installment in a beloved series, machines cross another medical threshold, and the White House looks to close up the internet. Fuck Donald Trump, let’s look at what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality BCI Allows Paralyzed Patients to Communicate for the First Time […]

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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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A power exchange puts the world in a new focus, money hoarding is revealed to be as bad as we fear, and a visual artist literally can’t stand it any longer. But there’s a little less suffering, and a reminder that there are people fighting the good fight, and those tools are available to all […]

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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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It was Valentine’s Day in 1997. Many of us were already cemented in our love of cyberpunk and cyber-culture was in full swing. Then came A Cyberpunk Manifesto by Kristiyan Kirchev. I was only just discovering the genre at this time and reading this document during my formative years has transformed my world view, just […]

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Cyberpunk’s first full week of 2017. Finland tries to set a precedent, robots get jobs in Japan, and workers fall off the map. Let’s see how much closer we’ve marched towards dystopia this Last Week in Cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Finland Flirts With Universal Income As our collective push into the future makes it clear that […]

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Though it’s been explored on Incorporated before, the sole focus of “Profit and Loss” was the construct of debt. It’s finally revealed to be at the center of the inciting incident for the series’s main story. This episode meanders a bit between time periods to make that point, but taken in as a whole “Profit […]

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The state of cyberpunk this Friday brings us an undeniable link between private intelligence and government policing, a respectful view of one of cinema’s greatest feats, and the return of an Anonymous face. Let’s see just how bad things got this Last Week in Cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Millions Flee Chinese Cities to Escape Pollution China’s […]

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Incorporated drops all pretense in the earliest moments of “Cost Containment”. While I don’t expect anything to be as great as Inazagi’s Officer Bucky vid for the company kids, the charity ad pleading for ¥100 to feed Johnny says that the U.S. isn’t far from a third world country no matter the state of climate […]

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