"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.

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It was reported this past Thursday that China dragged the world into the future, caring little as to the preparedness of everyone else. Genetic researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China are the first scientists in the world to announce that they have edited a human embryo. As the name of the process suggests, they […]

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Today we live in a world saturated with technology. What this means is that electronic security is a constant point of concern, not just for the IT industry, spies, or corporations, but for everyone who owns a phone, computer, car, or any other electronic device that has networking capability. And with the Internet of Things […]

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Keanu Reeves as Neo, in The Matrix
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In the previous article written by Karl, he gave us a great notion of how we can think about reality and existence according to a cyberpunk point of view. However, what do some theorists say about these subjects? If we consider that cyberpunk came about in the 80’s as a means to (among many other […]

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This article attempts to discover whether virtual reality is merely an experience one can have through a pair of goggles, or if it is somehow already present in our lives today. What do we know about existence? Existence can be narrowly defined as something that “is” as opposed to something that “is not”. Today many live […]

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Did you hear? Cyberpunk has come into its own. I know, you’re excited. Right? Reading this on this site tells me you have some interest in cyberpunk, at least enough to want to consume even more media to just keep the concept even more fresh in your mind than it already was. That’s the benefit […]

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The modern incarnation of Cyberpunk as we know it is a sub-genre of Sci-Fi, a handful of movies, a fashion statement, a collection of novels; but what’s so Punk about Cyberpunk? “We stand and fight! Back to back, take no shit, stay tight! We stick together and we deal with it! We use our heads and […]

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In a 382-to-128 vote, the UK has agreed to step into the future and adopt measures to support and regulate embryonic repair, the medical practice which helps eliminate genetic disorders and abnormalities driven by mitochondrial material. For those not familiar with the term, they surely have heard of their product—three-parent babies. Though the decision has […]

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It’s a personal hope of mine that the smartest of us are the best of us. This is an ideal that I know has no place in reality. Irrespective of IQ, social status, or the ability to influence change in the world, too many factors influence human morality for intelligence to be a direct influence […]

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William Gibson in Second Life
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  While you’re reading this, a team of computer scientists, engineers, neurologists, and many other ologists are putting billions of computer equipment to the grueling task of reverse engineering the mammalian brain down the smallest detail. Depending which news source you turn to, the researchers of the Blue Brain Project have made it as far […]

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