"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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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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Some absolutely incredible medical breakthroughs have given cause for a Special Edition of Doc Forre’s Science Report. Medical Technology A common risk in medical surgery is artifacts of the procedure being left behind in the human body, and scientists have now developed a way to solve that problem. A team from Northern University has developed […]

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Neuroscience Oh creativity, you’re so under-researched, yet so weirdly important. Operational definition? Last I checked it was sketchy at best, but that’s what inventories are for. And not gonna lie, creativity inventories are really fun. But I digress. Researchers at Northwestern University have found some interesting ERP evidence that creativity comes with sensory overload, adding […]

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Space Most folks have heard that extended time in space can wreck havoc on the muscles and bones of astronauts, but new research is showing that there are even worse consequences to low-gravity environments. A team-up between American and Russian scientists sent a number of mice into space to live for 30 days in zero-gravity. […]

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