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Title: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Slinky on November 17, 2016, 10:35:20 pm
so i'm sure this has been mentioned in other threads, but isn't it strange how cyberpunk is quickly becoming reality? we're on the edge of cheap, disposable VR entertainment becoming a reality. some people have to take dramamine or something to withstand VR motion sickness which is also very cyberpunk. the ubiquitousness of the internet means that all information is so readily available that people can become information addicts and spend all their time online, so that's pretty cyberpunk. the internet has also influenced culture to the point where people share a collective hivemind of recurring cultural symbols - memes - and of course this has happened since media existed but it can change nationwide on a day-to-day basis, so that's pretty cyberpunk as well i think. there are cyber-criminals at large from the US government who leak secret electronic correspondence to influence real-world events. people feel naked and alone without their always-connected portable supercomputer.

et cetera.

can anyone think of some other examples? :)
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Slinky on November 17, 2016, 10:44:14 pm
Oh, more examples:

eSports leagues - eSports could even be part of the Olympics in the future
they took Snowden and turned him into a cheap popcorn movie
that guy with the two bionic legs
motion capture is so good that we cast real actors as themselves (not just voice) in interactive digital movies
When Microsoft created a Teenage Girl AI and the internet turned into a Nazi in less that 24 hours so they had to kill her
the Mega-corporation Google has an entire branch dedicated to researching immortality
ransomware, as a concept

anything else?
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Tesla on November 18, 2016, 12:07:03 am
teledildonics
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 18, 2016, 12:11:21 am
Soylent.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: PatMan33 on November 18, 2016, 07:57:58 am
vore will be real
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: sgore on November 18, 2016, 08:02:57 am
The sky above the port is the color of television tuned to a dead channel.

The consequences for not delivering a pizza on time are disasterous and severe.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Slinky on November 18, 2016, 10:09:51 am
teledildonics

i'll have you know that i've done extensive research on this topic and it's not yet a viable technology. you can't nut into the cyber-vagina and have her feel it on the other end yet
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Rysworld on November 18, 2016, 10:27:01 am
The heights we could reach.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Ultimatum on November 18, 2016, 10:33:36 am
And depths of depravity would be bottomless
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 18, 2016, 11:30:24 am
teledildonics

i'll have you know that i've done extensive research on this topic and it's not yet a viable technology. you can't nut into the cyber-vagina and have her feel it on the other end yet

Tesla doesn't care about no "her". The important question is: is there a working butt prototype yet??
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Slinky on November 18, 2016, 11:58:57 am
but seriously, folks: talking sexbots have been announced and a wealthy megacorp businessman has been elected leader of the free world, due in no small part to his cyber-presence
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 18, 2016, 12:27:09 pm
Trump isn't ****ing Megacorp.

Even if he was as rich as he said he was he wouldn't be anywhere near Megacorp-Tier.

Monsanto's profits last year were twice Trump's alleged net worth. Maybe ask Zuckerberg to run for the Libertarians next time and it might happen.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Slinky on November 18, 2016, 01:47:20 pm
yeahh but i wanted to make it sound more cyberpunky

Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Neoadept on November 18, 2016, 04:43:10 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4FGzE4endQ

Truly, an age of wonders.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 22, 2016, 08:00:43 pm
We're not living in the cyberpunk future, however we are living in the Black Mirror verse.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Haseri on November 23, 2016, 01:06:55 am
Looking forward to living in San Junipero.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Tesla on November 23, 2016, 01:27:41 am
Looking forward to living in San Junipero.

I wonder is San Junipero all that company has to offer, because while it's certainly preferable to nothing, it's not really my style.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Haseri on November 23, 2016, 02:49:02 am
I don't doubt it. That was a big server warehouse, and it can't all be San Junipero at every conceivable year right back to the birth of popular music.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Legodragonxp on November 23, 2016, 11:18:16 am
The sky above the port is the color of television tuned to a dead channel.

Funny things is that the forward of the book Neuromancer they go to great lengths to discuss that cyberpunk may have grown from the book, but that it was all just a bunch of marketing crap and pseudo-pop-culture. It also discussed that modern generations would not know what that color of a dead channel would look like today, in the digital age.

-Lego
 
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Plank of Wood on November 23, 2016, 11:45:20 am
I don't doubt it. That was a big server warehouse, and it can't all be San Junipero at every conceivable year right back to the birth of popular music.

I'm personally checking in to the Budapest dimension
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Slinky on November 24, 2016, 03:23:16 pm
The sky above the port is the color of television tuned to a dead channel.

Funny things is that the forward of the book Neuromancer they go to great lengths to discuss that cyberpunk may have grown from the book, but that it was all just a bunch of marketing crap and pseudo-pop-culture. It also discussed that modern generations would not know what that color of a dead channel would look like today, in the digital age.

-Lego
 

That's a bit of a stretch, it's not like CRT TVs don't exist anymore. You can be young and still know what static is. Maybe in 20 years people will forget, but even then, there are people who keep them for video games and stuff like that.
Title: Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
Post by: Krakow Sam on November 24, 2016, 03:51:58 pm
The one I find funnier is the two sticks of RAM stashed under the tempurfoam mattress in the pod hotel.

Honestly I don't think it's much of an issue. Just the next logical iteration of the classic scifi stories where they have Faster Than Light Travel and also slide rules.