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Imagine a future where brains can be scanned, where personalities and consciousness become simulacra. Let’s take all of the energy and passion of youth and let it loose on a digital playground. Let’s raise it in a world where killscores mean more than lives because lives mean nothing – because you have no attachment to […]

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No preamble this month. You came here for the music, and there’s going to be a lot of it. Cyberpunk Community Soundtrack – Volume 6 “It’s a world where you’re judged by what you say and think. Not by what you look like.” The Cyberpunk Community Soundtrack is now in its sixth consecutive year and […]

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This last week in cyberpunk we witnessed the watchdogs of net neutrality bow their heads before telecom giants, experienced outages in the cloud (thanks to careless techs), and saw some talented hands capture the majesty of robots in the wild. There’s no time to waste. Let’s see what happened this last week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk […]

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There’s a lot of reasons to hate Uber. Claims of rampant discrimination and sexual harassment by a former engineer, which turned out to be systematic, led to the ousting of an executive. The entire tech industry seems to be getting a once-over as bad press overshadows the sharing economy’s success, but some haven’t forgotten that […]

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Bill Paxton is best known within the cyberpunk community as the man who has been killed by a Terminator, Alien, and a Predator (an honor that he shares only with Lance Henriksen). Sadly, on Sunday, February 29th, 2017, Bill Paxton passed away at the age of 61 due, not to extra-terrestrial or extra-temporal beings but […]

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On the July 28th, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex First Assault was  released to middling affair. The multiplayer only first person shooter took the depth and nuance of the GitS universe and boiled it down to a dirt simple, free to play Counter Strike clone that seemed to only use the source material […]

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Absolute Knowledge, written by independent author Drew Cordell, is the product of a successful Kickstarter project, and is a novel that feels reminiscent of elderly SF. The synopsis is as follows: ‘It’s amazing how significantly our lives can change in such a short amount of time. Whether it’s a fateful meeting with an old friend, […]

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The future is feeling desperately close this week. There is news of flying cars and dystopian citizen scoring. It is not surprising in our rapidly approaching dystopia (if it hasn’t already arrived) that there is a rise of interest in cyberpunk and dystopian fiction. Cyberpunk Reality FCC Privacy Protection Under Threat Jeff Flake, the Senator […]

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Alien: Covenant is Ridley Scott’s newest addition to the Alien franchise. The film acts as a sequel to Prometheus, which hailed Scott’s return to the franchise and explored the mysterious Space Jockeys introduced in the original film, although they are now named the Engineers. Covenant is set 10 years after Prometheus and 20 years before […]

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