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Offline Slinky

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Cyberpunk is Real Now
« 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? :)



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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #1 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?

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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 12:07:03 am »
teledildonics
No way dude, you're trolling me.

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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 12:11:21 am »
Soylent.
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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2016, 07:57:58 am »
vore will be real

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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #5 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.
What meme is relevant right now? Look, just imagine I'm riffing on that. Updating signatures is exhausting.

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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #6 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

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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2016, 10:27:01 am »
The heights we could reach.

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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2016, 10:33:36 am »
And depths of depravity would be bottomless

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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #9 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??
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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #10 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

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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2016, 01:47:20 pm »
yeahh but i wanted to make it sound more cyberpunky


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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2016, 04:43:10 pm »
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Re: Cyberpunk is Real Now
« Reply #14 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.
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