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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Megacorporations walk us into our dystopian future, while governments continue oppressive trends and the line between Black Hat and White Hat hackers have never been blurrier, this week in cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality US Doubles Down on Assange In the wake of CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s statements where he said, “It’s time to call out WikiLeaks […]

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It is the final week of 2016. The world is more cyberpunk than ever, and we can be sure that 2017 will bring more of the same. In these final days of the year, cyberpunk is visible in both the news and our media. Cyberpunk Reality The Case of a Snapchatted Murder A brutal murder […]

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The state of cyberpunk this Friday brings us an undeniable link between private intelligence and government policing, a respectful view of one of cinema’s greatest feats, and the return of an Anonymous face. Let’s see just how bad things got this Last Week in Cyberpunk. Cyberpunk Reality Millions Flee Chinese Cities to Escape Pollution China’s […]

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Blade Runner is one of the most iconic films ever. Not even as simply a science fiction film, but all film. So, it isn’t surprising that in this reboot/sequel happy era that we live in, that Blade Runner would find itself in the sequel mill. It is one of those films that simply doesn’t need […]

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This week in cyberpunk we see Facebook making advances in virtual reality, criminal hackers are brought to justice, and just nominations for cyberpunk in the Golden Globes. Could we be seeing Cyberpunk 2077 in 2017 or will we have to wait until 2077? And a Blade Runner 2049 trailer next Friday?! Cyberpunk Reality Facebook’s Plans […]

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