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The highly anticipated Blade Runner 2049 has arrived. As the sequel to one of the most well-regarded science fiction movies of all time, and arguably one of the best movies period, I set my expectations high, to say the least. Blade Runner 2049 came in the wake of the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, another of […]

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The third and final short film, which is available on Crunchyroll, sets the stage for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 movie is out and already has the cyberpunk community buzzing. Done as an anime by director Shinichiro Watanabe, the legendary director of Cowboy Bebop, this fun jaunt used stunning visuals that invoke the Animatrix: Second […]

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We want to apologize for missing last week’s LWIC, and this week we are presenting two weeks of cyberpunk news – sans reality. The wires of reality don’t cease to writhe their way into our minds, and we’ll be back to it next week. For now, delight in our fictional visions of our cyberpunk future. […]

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2048: Nowhere to Run is the second installment of three short films that bridge the gap between Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049 and the original Blade Runner film by Ridley Scott. 2048 is directed by Luke Scott, just as 2036: Nexus Dawn was. So where does 2048 fit into the current established timeline? [Here is […]

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2036: Nexus Dawn is a short film by Luke Scott (who directed Morgan) for Denis Villeneuve and provides auxiliary context for the sequel to one of the best cyberpunk movies of all time, Blade Runner. It focuses around Jared Leto’s character, Niander Wallace, and his creation of new replicants, the Nexus 9 series. 2036: Nexus Dawn […]

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Our cyberpunk reality is a kind of uneasy mirror of the hacker crackdown of the 90s, and the cyberpunk fictions of our time seem to be a continuous stream of new iterations of the old. Cyberpunk Reality Bitcoin Operator Arrested in Connection of Money Laundering The operator of BTC-e, one of the oldest Bitcoin exchanges, […]

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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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Crowdfunding is a distributed fundraising system that closely mimics the ethos of the open source movement and that of the hacker mindset. It then comes as no surprise that many cyberpunk projects would take this approach to funding, and there are a lot this month! Meanwhile in the dystopian now, crackdowns on encrypted communications and […]

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There is a whole host of news relating to cyberpunk movies this week, some have officially died and some have moved forward, some have been resurrected. Reality, as always it seems, has ignored the warnings of cyberpunk and stepped gingerly into our cyberpunk future. Cyberpunk Reality NYPD Raises Privacy Concerns Over Use of Facial Recognition […]

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