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* EverythingIsOnline: Played with; while there's plenty of stuff kept off the wider 'net, ''Rache Bartmoss' Guide to the Net'' notes some things that ''shouldn't'' be online are. This includes the environmental systems of the space colonies and the ''[=ESA=]'s lunar mass driver controls''. (Rache's commentary notes that he routinely runs the ESA's security on the mass driver to make sure it's up to his standards, implying he keeps an eye on it as well.)


A video game adaptation was announced by Creator/CDProjektRed, known as ''VideoGame/{{Cyberpunk 2077}}'' and appropriately released in 2020. Later on, a fourth edition for the tabletop with a new system, ''Cyberpunk Red'', was announced. It released digitally on November 14th, 2020 . An anime by Creator/StudioTrigger called ''Anime/CyberpunkEdgerunners'' in collaboration with Creator/CDProjektRed, with Music/AkiraYamaoka as composer was announced to premier on Netflix in 2022.

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A video game adaptation videogame set in the ''Cyberpunk'' setting was announced by Creator/CDProjektRed, known as ''VideoGame/{{Cyberpunk 2077}}'' and appropriately released in 2020. Later on, a fourth edition for the tabletop with a new system, ''Cyberpunk Red'', was announced. It released digitally on November 14th, 2020 . An anime by Creator/StudioTrigger called ''Anime/CyberpunkEdgerunners'' in collaboration with Creator/CDProjektRed, with Music/AkiraYamaoka as composer was announced to premier on Netflix in 2022.


* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Downplayed. Food comes in three varieties, "kibble", "prepack" and "fresh". Kibble is described as having the appearance smell, and flavor of the dog food from which it takes its name, and only the truly destitute and desperate reduce themselves to actually eating it. "Prepack" is generally based around soy- and insect-based meat substitutes and artificially textured "vegetables", and varies in quality from "edible" to "actually quite good". "Fresh" is real food, fresh fruit and veg, naturally grown grains and real (though quite likely vat- or aquarium-grown) meat and fish. "Fresh" is a near-unattainable luxury to most of the world's population, and cooking "fresh" is an artform few people bother to master.

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* FutureFoodIsArtificial: Downplayed. Food comes in three varieties, "kibble", "prepack" and "fresh". Kibble is described as having the appearance smell, and flavor of the dog food from which it takes its name, and only the truly [[PovertyFood destitute and desperate desperate]] reduce themselves to actually eating it. "Prepack" is generally based around soy- and insect-based meat substitutes and artificially textured "vegetables", and varies in quality from "edible" to "actually quite good". "Fresh" is real food, fresh fruit and veg, naturally grown grains and real (though quite likely vat- or aquarium-grown) meat and fish. "Fresh" is a near-unattainable luxury to most of the world's population, and cooking "fresh" is an artform few people bother to master.


* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Alaska, Texas, Utah, Nevada and California (which further divided itself into North and South) have seceded and become free states. Additionally, Wyoming is a Socialist republic that pays token service to the Federal government, and Idaho was briefly taken over by neo-Nazis, who have since been deposed.

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* DividedStatesOfAmerica: Alaska, Texas, Utah, Nevada and California (which further divided itself into North and South) have seceded and become free states. Additionally, Wyoming is a Socialist republic that pays token service to the Federal government, and Idaho was briefly taken over by neo-Nazis, who have since been deposed. Also, while corporate enclaves are in theory still part of the US, in practice the only government there is the corporation.

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* PovertyFood: Kibble. Kibble is a foodstuff that takes its name from having the exact smell, taste and texture of the dog food with the same name. Kibble is nutritionally complete, and it is possible to live on indefintely, but everything about it makes you wish you hadn't. Most people who aren't utterly destitute opt for the more palatable low-end "prepacks". They might consist of a food paste that resembles instant ramen-flavored sealing foam, but at least they aren't kibble.


* {{Irony}}: The genetically engineered grain that is the foundation of CHOOH-2 production is actually not only more nutritious than nearly all other grains, but is also very tasty and makes excellent bread. However, the demand for CHOOH-2 means that no-one, not even corporate heads, can actually afford to eat it[[note]]That said, the splatbook (Corpbook 3) that details PetroChem, the megacorporation that produces most of it at worldwide scale, mentions that harvest surplusses are donated to poor, starving, countries for PR purposes.[[/note]]

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* {{Irony}}: The genetically engineered grain that is the foundation of CHOOH-2 production is actually not only more nutritious than nearly all other grains, but is also very tasty and makes excellent bread. However, the demand for CHOOH-2 means that no-one, not even corporate heads, can actually afford to eat it[[note]]That said, the splatbook (Corpbook 3) that details PetroChem, [=PetroChem=], the megacorporation that produces most of it at worldwide scale, mentions that harvest surplusses are donated to poor, starving, starving countries for PR purposes.[[/note]]



* PostPeakOil: Subverted. Demand for petroleum sank as CHOO-2 replaced gasoline and diesel as the fuels of choice. However, petroleum is still a valuable raw material for producing all manner of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and [=SovOil=] is considered a MegaCorp pretty much on the size and value of its untapped oil deposits alone.

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* PostPeakOil: Subverted. Demand for petroleum sank as CHOO-2 CHOOH-2 replaced gasoline and diesel as the fuels of choice. However, petroleum is still a valuable raw material for producing all manner of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and [=SovOil=] is considered a MegaCorp pretty much on the size and value of its untapped oil deposits alone.


* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture -- The original Tabletop game took place in 2013, the second and most well known version takes place in 2020, which both seemed to be quite far away back in 1988 & 1990 when they were written. To avoid {{zeerust}} with its video game adaptation which is slated for launch precisely that year, the adaptation fast-forwarded the setting's title and year to ''VideoGame/{{Cyberpunk 2077}}''. Alongside the video game adaption, the new Tabletop version simply known as ''Cyberpunk RED'' was announced and released, taking place during the period of 2035 to 2049 known in universe as the ''Time of the Red''. Red is meant to give context to 2077 as well as explain developments in the universe and update technology with inventions made in our world between the early 90s and now to not become {{zeerust}} on that front.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture -- The original Tabletop game took place in 2013, the second and most well known version takes place in 2020, which both seemed to be quite far away back in 1988 & 1990 when they were written. To avoid {{zeerust}} with its video game the videogame adaptation which is slated for launch precisely that year, was released in 2020, the adaptation fast-forwarded the setting's title and year to ''VideoGame/{{Cyberpunk 2077}}''. Alongside the video game adaption, the new Tabletop version simply known as ''Cyberpunk RED'' was announced and released, taking place during the period of 2035 to 2049 known in universe as the ''Time of the Red''. Red is meant to give context to 2077 as well as explain developments in the universe and update technology with inventions made in our world between the early 90s and now to not become {{zeerust}} on that front.


* GaiasLament: The world's in pretty rough shape in the near future. A good chunk of the American Midwest is undergoing desertification and the rain is more acidic than not. Meanwhile loss of the ozone layer is so serious that cities in Scandinavian countries had to be placed under plastic domes to protect people from the Sun's UV rays and trees in Europe have to be sprayed to protect them from acid rain. The world's fauna also took a major hit, thanks to the aforementioned environmental devastation and several wildlife-borne diseases that not only further reduced the population but also resulted in several human pandemics which were met with sanctioned exterminatios in an attempt to stem the tide. As a result, by 2077, several previously common species of wildlife in the former United States are all but extinct.

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* GaiasLament: The world's in pretty rough shape in the near future. A good chunk of the American Midwest is undergoing desertification and the rain is more acidic than not. Meanwhile loss of the ozone layer is so serious that cities in Scandinavian countries had to be placed under plastic domes to protect people from the Sun's UV rays and trees in Europe have to be sprayed to protect them from acid rain. The world's fauna also took a major hit, thanks to the aforementioned environmental devastation and several wildlife-borne diseases that not only further reduced the population but also resulted in several human pandemics which were met with sanctioned exterminatios exterminations in an attempt to stem the tide. As a result, by 2077, several previously common species of wildlife in the former United States are all but extinct.


* PostPeakOil: Subverted. Demand for petroleum sank as CHOO-2 replaced gasoline and diesel as the fuels of choice. However, petroleum is still a valuable raw material for producing all manner of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, and [=SovOil=] is considered a MegaCorp pretty much on the size and value of its untapped oil deposits alone.



* RecycledInSPACE: The supplement ''Deep Space'' allows adventures to be run on the final frontier. It's [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard as the diamond]] with almost all the technologies featured there either existing in RealLife (chemical and ionic drives) or having been researched but cancelled (nuclear propulsion) and touching issues as the effects of microgravity on the human body and the finitness of the speed of light (read: radio communications) among others.

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* RecycledInSPACE: The supplement ''Deep Space'' allows adventures to be run on the final frontier. It's [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness hard as the diamond]] with almost all the technologies featured there either existing in RealLife (chemical and ionic drives) or having been researched but cancelled (nuclear propulsion) and touching issues as the effects of microgravity on the human body and the finitness finiteness of the speed of light (read: radio communications) among others.


* HiddenBackupPrince: Queen Victoria II of the UK, known in real life as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Beatrice Princess Beatrice]], was the ''ninth'' successor to the throne before the country went under martial rule following an armed rebellion by Scotland, an opportunity used by the military rulers to assasinate the royal family; Victoria and her sister survived by leaving to the USA before things went sour.

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* HiddenBackupPrince: Queen Victoria II of the UK, known in real life as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Beatrice Princess Beatrice]], was the ''ninth'' successor to the throne before the country went under martial rule following an armed rebellion by Scotland, an opportunity used by the military rulers to assasinate the royal family; family. Victoria and her sister survived by leaving being sent to the USA before things went sour.



* {{Zeerust}}: As of 2020, many of the elements depicted in ''Cyberpunk 2020'' or even ''Cyberpunk 2013'' still have yet to become reality. For this reason, the videogame adaptation had its date pushed towards 2077 and the new tabletop edition set in the period between 2035 & 2049.

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* {{Zeerust}}: As of 2020, many of the elements depicted in ''Cyberpunk 2020'' or even ''Cyberpunk 2013'' still have yet to become reality.reality while others have aged like milk. For this reason, the videogame adaptation had its date pushed towards 2077 and the new tabletop edition set in the period between 2035 & 2049.

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* HiddenBackupPrince: Queen Victoria II of the UK, known in real life as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Beatrice Princess Beatrice]], was the ''ninth'' successor to the throne before the country went under martial rule following an armed rebellion by Scotland, an opportunity used by the military rulers to assasinate the royal family; Victoria and her sister survived by leaving to the USA before things went sour.


* GaiasLament: The world's in pretty rough shape in the near future. A good chunk of the American Midwest is undergoing desertification and the rain is more acidic than not. Meanwhile loss of the ozone layer is so serious that cities in Scandinavian countries had to be placed under plastic domes to protect people from the Sun's UV rays and trees in Europe have to be sprayed to protect them from acid rain.

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* GaiasLament: The world's in pretty rough shape in the near future. A good chunk of the American Midwest is undergoing desertification and the rain is more acidic than not. Meanwhile loss of the ozone layer is so serious that cities in Scandinavian countries had to be placed under plastic domes to protect people from the Sun's UV rays and trees in Europe have to be sprayed to protect them from acid rain. The world's fauna also took a major hit, thanks to the aforementioned environmental devastation and several wildlife-borne diseases that not only further reduced the population but also resulted in several human pandemics which were met with sanctioned exterminatios in an attempt to stem the tide. As a result, by 2077, several previously common species of wildlife in the former United States are all but extinct.


* TheCityNarrows: "Combat Zones," run-down, crime-ridden districts that exist in every major urban sprawl, where gangs hold sway and the cops only enter in force (if at all). Overlaps with GatelessGhetto in some cities, where the areas are walled off and the inhabitants are left to their own devices.



** [[ThePowerOfRock Rockerboys]] are both underground musicians and political agitators, using their music to challenge authority and rile up crowds. They can commandeer crowds with their ''Charismatic Leadership''.

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** [[ThePowerOfRock Rockerboys]] are both underground musicians and political agitators, using their music to challenge corporate authority and rile up crowds.people. They can commandeer crowds with their ''Charismatic Leadership''.



** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corporates]] are executives who juggle between climbing the company ladder and perform more or less legal "department projects". The corporation's assets can be requisitioned with their ''Resources''.

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** [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Corporates]] are executives who juggle between climbing the company ladder and perform work on more or less legal "department projects". The corporation's assets can be requisitioned for their use with their ''Resources''.


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* TheCityNarrows: "Combat Zones," run-down, crime-ridden districts that exist in every major urban sprawl, where gangs hold sway and the cops only enter in force (if at all). Overlaps with GatelessGhetto in some cities, where the areas are walled off and the inhabitants are left to their own devices.


* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: In ''[[CanonDiscontinuity V3.0]]'', one of the Alternate Cultures, or "[=AltCults=]]," is the Desnai, a tribe of HumongousMecha pilots who rule "Desnai World."

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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: In ''[[CanonDiscontinuity V3.0]]'', one of the Alternate Cultures, or "[=AltCults=]]," "[=AltCults=]," is the Desnai, a tribe of HumongousMecha pilots who rule "Desnai World."


* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture -- The original Tabletop game took place in 2013, the second and most well known version takes place in 2020, which both seemed to be quite far away back in 1988 & 1990 when they were written. To avoid {{zeerust}} with its video game adaptation which is slated for launch precisely that year, the adaptation fast-forwarded the setting's title and year to ''VideoGame/{{Cyberpunk 2077}}''. Alongside the video game adaption, the new Tabletop version simply known as ''Cyberpunk RED'' was announced and released, taking place during the period of 2035 to 2049 known in universe as the ''Time of Red''. Red is meant to give context to 2077 as well as explain developments in the universe and update technology with inventions made in our world between the early 90s and now to not become {{zeerust}} on that front.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture -- The original Tabletop game took place in 2013, the second and most well known version takes place in 2020, which both seemed to be quite far away back in 1988 & 1990 when they were written. To avoid {{zeerust}} with its video game adaptation which is slated for launch precisely that year, the adaptation fast-forwarded the setting's title and year to ''VideoGame/{{Cyberpunk 2077}}''. Alongside the video game adaption, the new Tabletop version simply known as ''Cyberpunk RED'' was announced and released, taking place during the period of 2035 to 2049 known in universe as the ''Time of the Red''. Red is meant to give context to 2077 as well as explain developments in the universe and update technology with inventions made in our world between the early 90s and now to not become {{zeerust}} on that front.


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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: In ''[[CanonDiscontinuity V3.0]]'', one of the Alternate Cultures, or "[=AltCults=]]," is the Desnai, a tribe of HumongousMecha pilots who rule "Desnai World."

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