"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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transhuman
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I used to work at a bookstore. I woke up early. Brushed my teeth. Ate something resembling breakfast. Travelled via bus for over an hour. Bought coffee. Drank coffee. Opened store. Wrote while waiting for people. Served people. Served rude people. Watched people leave. And wrote some more. And it then occurred to me, I’m […]

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In February of this year philosophers Michael Madary and Thomas Metzinger published the paper Real Virtuality: A Code of Ethical Conduct. Recommendations for Good Scientific Practice and the Consumers of VR-Technology. Beyond its bafflingly long title and ever-present academic use of colons, the paper sets out arguments for the need to curb emerging digital cultures, […]

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After the hype over the head transplantation proposed by Dr. Canavero, things have been a bit quiet in terms of big ideas for developments in transhumanism. However, on January 26th, Humai’s website was launched as a shout out for all the enthusiasts and, still, it’s worth the doubt: should you buy it as real and […]

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How would you like to be reminded in the future? More than a memory or a photography, writings and posts you published online, would you choose to have a virtual copy of yourself generating contents after you pass away? ETER9, a social network created by the Portuguese entrepreneur Henrique Jorge, gives you a chance to […]

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The list of imagined effects from the use of computers and devices connected to the Internet and one another has never been short and have always been supplemented with exaggerated imaginings. But it appears that addiction to that connection may be a real thing. Since 2008, China has declared Internet addiction as a real condition […]

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Student Air Raid
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The Cold War & The Creation of the Cyberpunk Welcome Rootwyrm to the regular contributors for Neon Dystopia. This is his first article, but definitely not the last. I vividly remember practicing air raid drills during elementary school. An alarm would sound, we would have to leave our classrooms, line up facing the cement walls, […]

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Jericho One, from Strange Days
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Warning: This post has spoilers. Is it a common place to say that David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis (2012) looks like Kathryn Bigelow’s Strange Days (1995)? Maybe not. I have spotted a couple of people who had the same impression. On the other hand, it is indeed a common place to say that the Canadian director has […]

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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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Nothing evokes more cyberpunk imagery than the image of a lone figure perched like Batman on a gargoyle, surveying the internet as packets move around beneath him, watching the sea of neon light.  It’s straight out of Willam Gibson’s Neuromancer: “Program a map to display frequency of data exchange, every thousand megabytes a single pixel on a […]

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