History Main / CyberPunk

18th Nov '17 2:14:26 AM CharlesPhipps
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* [[http://unitedfederationofcharles.blogspot.com/2017/01/top-signs-were-living-in-cyberpunk.html Top 50 signs we're living in a cyberpunk future]]
16th Nov '17 3:32:45 PM CharlesPhipps
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* Creator/CTPhipps is wrote the ''Literature/AgentG'' series about a CorporateSamurai HollywoodCyborg assassin set TwentyMinutesInTheFuture and chronicles how the world goes from being ''our'' world into a typical Gibsonian dystopia.

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* Creator/CTPhipps is wrote the ''Literature/AgentG'' series about a CorporateSamurai HollywoodCyborg assassin set TwentyMinutesInTheFuture and chronicles how the world goes from being ''our'' world into a typical Gibsonian dystopia.
16th Nov '17 3:31:11 PM CharlesPhipps
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* ''Literature/AgentG'' by C.T. Phipps is a series about a cyborg assassin set TwentyMinutesInTheFuture and chronicles how the world goes from being ''our'' world into a typical Gibsonian dystopia. Notable for also drawing elements from ''Film/{{Bladerunner}}'' and ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.

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* Creator/CTPhipps is wrote the ''Literature/AgentG'' by C.T. Phipps is a series about a cyborg CorporateSamurai HollywoodCyborg assassin set TwentyMinutesInTheFuture and chronicles how the world goes from being ''our'' world into a typical Gibsonian dystopia. Notable for also drawing elements from ''Film/{{Bladerunner}}'' and ''Film/TotalRecall1990''.
15th Nov '17 6:54:43 AM Synch
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* ''Film/BladeRunner'' is often ''described'' as a cyberpunk film, but actually lacks most of the defining features of the genre. Computer systems and networks hardly feature, the impact of technology and ubiquitous information on society is not really a major theme, and none of the main characters are the hackers and information-underbelly characters who populate cyberpunk. However most people tend to agree that the film pretty much [[TropeCodifier codified]] the visual style of the cyberpunk future: polluted, overpopulated, overbuilt [[MegaCity mega-cities]] plastered with neon signs and video billboards, [[AlwaysNight where the sun never shines]] even [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain when it isn't raining]].

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* ''Film/BladeRunner'' is often ''described'' as a cyberpunk film, but actually lacks most of the defining features of the genre. Computer systems and networks hardly feature, the impact of technology and ubiquitous information on society is not really a major theme, and none of the main characters are the hackers and information-underbelly characters who populate cyberpunk. However most people tend to agree that the film pretty much [[TropeCodifier codified]] the visual style of the cyberpunk future: [[CityNoir polluted, overpopulated, overbuilt overbuilt]] [[MegaCity mega-cities]] plastered with [[AdvertOverloadedFuture neon signs and video billboards, billboards]], [[AlwaysNight where the sun never shines]] even [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain when it isn't raining]].
12th Nov '17 1:43:56 PM raziel365
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* Modern society, while not there, is on its way into it. The first Mega-Corporations are cropping up, Tokyo at night looks like it was cut right out of a Cyberpunk-Anime, and most technologies that we see in Cyberpunk already exist or are in development. Even the high tech low life motives start to become reality. In a few decades tops, robots and augmented humans will also likely be a common sight.

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* Modern society, while not there, is on its way into it. The first Mega-Corporations are cropping up, Tokyo at night looks like it was cut right out of a Cyberpunk-Anime, and most technologies that we see in Cyberpunk already exist or are in development. Even the high tech low life motives start to become reality. In a few decades tops, robots and augmented humans will also likely be a common sight.
sight. Unfortunately, some of the fears and terrors that are common in Cyberpunk might also become real as the scandals of the NSA have eroded much of the idealism that surrounded the internet and the hegemony of the consumist type of economy, coupled with the increasingly harsher effects of the anthropogenic climate change have become a part of the society of the New Tens.
10th Nov '17 11:38:38 PM LB7979
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Cyberpunk tends to be pretty hard on the MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness, usually lingering between a 4 and a 5. This makes it one of the more realistic genres of sci-fi, but also makes older stories be very prone to {{Zeerust}}. Creator/WilliamGibson himself, considered the godfather of the Cyberpunk genre, has said [[TechnologyMarchesOn that he was massively shortsighted on the advances in technology that would occur over the next three decades]]. The infamous "three megabytes of hot RAM" in ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' are [[HilariousInHindsight laugh-inducing]] to a modern audience who consider an eight gigabyte MP3 player to be one of the cheap and low-capacity ones -- and even moreso to mid-2010's audiences who've already eschewed outdated MP3 players in lieu of smartphones that now integrate music playback features into their core systems. Technology marches on, indeed.

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Cyberpunk tends to be pretty hard on the MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness, usually lingering between a 4 and a 5. This makes it one of the more realistic genres of sci-fi, but also makes older stories be very prone to {{Zeerust}}. Creator/WilliamGibson himself, considered the godfather of the Cyberpunk genre, has said [[TechnologyMarchesOn that he was massively shortsighted on the advances in technology that would occur over the next three decades]]. The infamous "three megabytes of hot RAM" in ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' are [[HilariousInHindsight laugh-inducing]] to a modern audience who consider an eight gigabyte MP3 [=MP3=] player to be one of the cheap and low-capacity ones -- and even moreso to mid-2010's audiences who've already eschewed outdated MP3 UsefulNotes/MP3 players in lieu of smartphones that now integrate music playback features into their core systems. Technology marches on, indeed.
6th Nov '17 12:45:10 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Film/{{Nemesis}}'' is a quintessential example, with cybernetics-enhanced criminals, cops and freedom fighters all battling in a future dystopia. It spawned three sequels.
17th Oct '17 2:47:23 PM Servitor_2152
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* ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'' contains a LOT of cyberpunk elements regarding it's characters.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Oni}}'' contains a LOT of cyberpunk elements regarding it's its characters.



* ''VideoGame/{{RUINER}}'' is a stand-out example, both in terms of aesthetic (cybered-up thugs in leather and denim enacting violence on each other in a neon-lit, rain-drenched industrial dystopia, while hackers and Mega Corps manipulate things behind the scenes) and in terms of theme (advancements in technology have not reduced people's tendency to be horrible to each other, and if anything have made it ''worse'').

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* ''VideoGame/{{RUINER}}'' is a stand-out example, both in terms of aesthetic (cybered-up thugs in leather and denim enacting enact violence on each other in a neon-lit, rain-drenched industrial dystopia, while hackers and Mega Corps manipulate things behind the scenes) and in terms of theme (advancements in technology have not reduced people's tendency to be horrible to each other, and if anything have made it ''worse'').
16th Oct '17 2:09:13 PM Saber15
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* Creator/RobertReed's novels and short stories often include elements of cyberpunk and post-cyberpunk genres. His second novel, ''The Hormone Jungle'' is the most clear-cut, taking place in a futuristic [[BalkanizeMe balkanized]] United States, where the protagonist - an exile from the pseudo-luddite nation of Yellowknife - is hired to protect an android sexbot and is aided by a dead detective [[BrainUploading from within a server mainframe]]. The cover of the second edition even features a [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed not-Arnold Schwarzenegger]] with a ''Film/BladeRunner''-esque skyline.
9th Oct '17 7:00:06 AM 4444jdm
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** ''Anime/DigmonUniverseApplimonsters'', although not as egregious as ''Tamers'', has ''applications and softwares turned into living AI and fighting each other'', among other things. Hackers are also present as well.

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** ''Anime/DigmonUniverseApplimonsters'', ''Anime/DigimonUniverseApplimonsters'', although not as egregious as ''Tamers'', has ''applications and softwares turned into living AI and fighting each other'', among other things. Hackers are also present as well.
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