"A notification pops up your watch's face. You reach into you pocket and retrieve your phone. A quick swish with your finger unlocks it and you see that a delivery confirmation has been sent to your email, for that new VR headset. The email shows that your home care android signed for the package. You slip your phone away and bring an e-cig to your lips with your cybernetic hand."

In this section, you will find reviews and analysis of cyberpunk technology and how it interfaces with society. Cyberpunk is now.

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I’ve been interested in driverless cars ever since I saw Uber’s prototype, Johnny Cab, in the original Total Recall when I was 10. It’s a fascinating thought experiment to sit down and extrapolate the implications of mainstream adoption of this technology. Let’s take a dive down the rabbit hole and see what a future with […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we saw a contractor blow the whistle, were reminded why it’s a bad idea to underestimate the youth vote and heard that an old cowboy is on his way back. Cyberpunk Reality Reality Winner Leaks Russian Docs, Gets Burned by Intercept and Microdots Despite rising to fame through Edward Snowden’s […]

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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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Here’s a scenario most of us are familiar with, your flight is delayed, and your phone is in the throes of death. You have a plug, but the outlets are not just limited but occupied. Not all hope is lost; the airport now provides USB ports so that you can charge your devices without plugging […]

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A fan of awesome mid-80’s/90’s science fiction? Techy-savvy enough to own a VR headset (cheap cardboard’s fine if that’s your thing!)? If so, jack into the net and follow me through the ephemeral wiring, it’s time to watch ESCAPE CODE. Developed by Josh Hassin, Director/Animator of San Diego studio, Look Mister, his latest film is, […]

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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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Super-powered bugs, a future in the stars, and repairing damaged bodies with inventive technologies. News doesn’t seem so bad this Friday, so let’s take a look at what happened this past week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Mars as the 51st State In a recent op-ed for CNN, President Barack Obama made the case for the […]

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The year is sometime in the 1980’s, possibly mid fantasised 1990’s. The world remains pixelated, and you, my friend, are the newest Hypno Enforcer. Developed by Jay Tholen, creator of the acclaimed point-and-click adventure game Dropsy, the premise of Hypnospace Outlaw is a very intruiging one: ‘Police the internet of the future via an arcane […]

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It’s been a rough decade for video game developer and publisher Nintendo. Despite defining the medium over 40 years ago, Nintendo has been overshadowed by corporate giants Sony and Microsoft for the last couple of console life cycles. Even their popularity with mobile gamers in Japan, the last corner of the gaming market they’ve remained […]

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