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I’ve been interested in driverless cars ever since I saw Uber’s prototype, Johnny Cab, in the original Total Recall when I was 10. It’s a fascinating thought experiment to sit down and extrapolate the implications of mainstream adoption of this technology. Let’s take a dive down the rabbit hole and see what a future with […]

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One of the many singular delights of new Netflix movie Okja, the first new film from visionary auteur Bong Joon-ho since his cyberpunk classic Snowpiercer, is that it’s nice to finally see a mainstream sci-fi depiction of Seoul from a South Korean. The last time we saw a cinematic chase scene set in Seoul was in Avengers […]

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The Handmaid’s Tale, based on the 1985 dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood and currently airing as a Hulu exclusive, is a 10-episode series by writer and creator Bruce Miller. Its story captures the never ending struggle for rights and control over our own lives with stunning visuals and a depth that doesn’t allow you to label […]

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3%
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Set in a future in which you are either an inhabitant of the Inland or the Offshore, 3% is a Brazilian dystopian series produced by Netflix. While the Inland inhabitants are doomed to poverty, the Offshore citizens benefit from an excess of resources and high quality of life. If you are one of the Inland […]

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Released in 2001, Oni is a video game developed by Bungie West. Available for Windows, Mac OS and Playstation 2, it’s a third-person action game with hand-to-hand combat heavily inspired by Mamoru Oshii’s movie Ghost in the Shell. You might think this soon after learning that the protagonist’s name, Konoko, sounds pretty much like an adaptation of Motoko. […]

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These days it’s difficult to find decent cyberpunk clothing unless you are willing to pay a shitload of money and search through the millions of clothes that have nothing to do with cyberpunk, yet still claim to be. It’s a problem with the current dystopian western society we’ve found ourselves in… no terminals to hack […]

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The Man In The High Castle
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When ever Phillip K. Dick’s name is mentioned a cyberpunk’s ears perk up. Dick was the most prolific of the proto-cyberpunk writers and many of the best cyberpunk movies, such as Blade Runner, have been based on his works. The Man In The High Castle doesn’t fit this bill, but those who enjoy the cyberpunk […]

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Brazil is a cyberpunk Christmas movie if there ever was one. The movie is born out of the same social anxiety that the cyberpunk movement was. There is an unfortunate lack of dystopian Christmas stories. This lack of dystopic Christmas features may be an artifact of the minimalist, anti-consumeristic message that much of dystopian fiction […]

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