"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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Introduction Science fiction is plagued by the slow march of time. What might have looked sleek and futuristic ten or more years ago might today look fantastic-but-unrealistic at best, or silly and outdated at worst. But whatever the case may be, the bottom line is this: no speculative sci-fi, not even cyberpunk, survives contact with the […]

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This week in cyberpunk, we see the continued erosion of ethics in the US echelons of power, and we Tim Miller, of Deadpool fame, take on multiple classic cyberpunk properties, among a selection of exciting developments in the cyberpunk media landscape. The Return of Blackwater Erik Prince, the head of the notorious mercenary company Blackwater, […]

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First, I’d like to apologize for the late arrival of Last Week in Cyberpunk this week. Technical issues in the form of a tumultuous transition to a new computer setup left me running far behind, and the arrival of life to the face, delayed me further. That being said, life was far from boring last […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we got a much-needed wake-up call from a reporter being fed fake docs, wondered just how much sunlight we’re getting, and heard the first sounds of a legend going back on tour (it’s Gary Numan). Cyberpunk Reality Rachel Maddow to News Media: Vet Your Sources With several Russian investigations in […]

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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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