"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.

This week in cyberpunk we see a sustained attack on the internet, consumer privacy, but some light in that the internet is being slowly brought to Africa. Ghost in the Shell and Alien‘s promotional campaigns are in full swing are we getting more Tron after all? Cyberpunk Reality Wikileaks Exposes CIA Hacking Arsenal Wikileaks has […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we witnessed the watchdogs of net neutrality bow their heads before telecom giants, experienced outages in the cloud (thanks to careless techs), and saw some talented hands capture the majesty of robots in the wild. There’s no time to waste. Let’s see what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk […]

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There’s a lot of reasons to hate Uber. Claims of rampant discrimination and sexual harassment by a former engineer, which turned out to be systematic, led to the ousting of an executive. The entire tech industry seems to be getting a once-over as bad press overshadows the sharing economy’s success, but some haven’t forgotten that […]

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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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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex provides a framework for examining the rise of “fake news” in America as a stand-alone complex. The show starts off with the case of The Laughing Man. This Salinger-obsessed terrorist hacker makes Major Kusanagi go undercover, both in person and on the net, to catch him. The Major […]

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This week in cyberpunk we saw movies of the future made the low-tech way, a vision of tomorrow from our would-be technocrat, and an assassination that has some laughing out loud. Let’s see what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality North Korean Leader’s Brother Dies at the Hand of the ‘LOL Assassin’ In […]

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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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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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