"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.

The Matrix. While it works as an allegory for nonconformity, and an army of G-Men that assimilate random civilians into their network, it’s best known for making people question the realness of their surroundings. Are we real? Living in a simulation? Researchers like Nick Bostrom have explored this possibility in academia, and it seems every […]

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News this week brings us a dissection of a classic from the creator himself, internet prices may go up while coverage drops, Fancy Bear gets interested in European elections, but we can watch a baby xenomorph and a lamb put the beauty of nature on full display. Let’s see what happened this Last Week in […]

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Unless you lived under a rock for the duration of 2016, you’re probably aware of the fact that the United States elected a new president. Promises of good paying jobs, which had vanished nearly ten years before, returning, likely played a role in the election of Donald Trump, but the ability for him to fulfill […]

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Megacorporations walk us into our dystopian future, while governments continue oppressive trends and the line between Black Hat and White Hat hackers have never been blurrier, this week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality US Doubles Down on Assange In the wake of CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s statements where he said, “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks […]

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Imagine sitting in a seat and looking down at hands that are not your own. You’re wearing clothes that are not your own, and you’ve  invaded someone’s personal space. Next to you stands a person you’ve never witnessed before, stroking your shoulder, then slapping your face. Were you wearing a virtual reality (VR) headset and […]

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Last week in cyberpunk we saw what happens when a corporation is given a taste of impunity, saw genetic experiments ready for war, and heard a whisper of a Super Nintendo star turning quite violent. Cyberpunk Reality Disney Seeks Patent for ‘Soft’ Robots It seems Disney World is taking the family fun experience and removing […]

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Last week in cyberpunk we continued our trudge into the cyberpunk future bringing to life many of the things that science fiction writers warned us were coming. Cyberpunk has become a play-book. We still have fantastic fiction to make us aware of these happenings and to warn us about a post-human future to come. Cyberpunk […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we saw personal data sold off by the government, learned which companies actually care about their users, and found out what it takes to write an interesting story about robot animals. Let’s get to the news. Cyberpunk Reality  Hundreds Arrested in Protest Against Kremlin Corruption Demonstrations were held all across […]

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Director Mamoru Oshii has a certain apprehension for interviews. The reclusive artist has said that any good artist is a liar, and therefore unreliable in any casual setting; that everything a fan would want to know about him can be learned through his work. But in an uncharacteristic moment during an interview with A.V. Club, way […]

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