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A genre of science fiction and a lawless subculture in an oppressive society dominated by computer technology and big corporations.


What is cyberpunk?

A genre of science fiction and a lawless subculture in an oppressive society dominated by computer technology and big corporations.


Guidelines

  • NO music. Post instead to /r/Cyberpunk_music

  • NO photographs of modern cities

  • Neon and/or pink and purple filters does NOT make something Cyberpunk

  • NO posting artwork or photos of scantily clad women. Try r/cyberbooty instead

  • NO posts about, or relating to the video game Cyberpunk 2077

  • NO posting content that has 'Cyberpunk Vibes'. If the post only has vibes than it probably is not cyberpunk

  • Please credit the artist. Posted artwork should include the actual name of the piece and artist's name in the title while also having a link to the source in the comments.

  • Personal attacks, name calling, bigotry and extreme negativity are subject to removal and or banning, If you spot this use the report button or mod message to alert moderators.

  • If it's truly cyberpunk, you can post it, no matter the year or the style of the content, political articles, social discussions, latest novels, you name it, you can post it. If it's NSFW then tag it.

  • NO SPAM. If you want to promote your cyberpunk website, blog or forum, please contact the moderators, we will say yes more likely than not. Although if you're looking to sell T-shirts, the answer will probably be a no.

  • Moderators reserve the right to remove posts and comments as they see fit.

  • Please do not report things just because you disagree with them downvote and move on, remember Information wants to be free.


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    I made a cyberpunk song!

    3 Comments
    2024/03/22
    04:55 UTC

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    Is anyone watching Ninja Kamui?

    It's about ninjas in a cyberpunk future and it kicks major ass. It comes on toonami and streaming on max.

    23 Comments
    2024/03/21
    18:25 UTC

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    Great coverbook for my client (cyberpunk world with angel and evils)- a brief summary of the book in the comments.

    1 Comment
    2024/03/21
    18:22 UTC

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    [OC] "That meeting could have been an email. Shall we head downtown for some drinks?"🍸️⁠ - Business District [25x25]

    2 Comments
    2024/03/21
    17:27 UTC

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    I've only seen two endings is there a 3rd?

    3 Comments
    2024/03/21
    14:10 UTC

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    Cybersecurity transformation: Navigating challenges and solutions

    With AI advancements, phishing attacks are expected to intensify, targeting enterprise and employee data. It's crucial for organizations to deploy anti-phishing strategies to combat this threat. But do you know how is phishing weaponized?

    Simulated phishing campaigns as an effective preventive measure. Check out the blog to learn more: https://www.infovision.com/blog/navigating-cyberthreat-landscape-blueprint-transformation

    #PhishingAttacks #SimulatedPhishing #Cybersecurity #InfoVision

    0 Comments
    2024/03/21
    11:38 UTC

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    What is the most cyberpunk number?

    What do you think is the most cyberpunk number and state your reason

    60 Comments
    2024/03/21
    11:24 UTC

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    The Junkyard by Drone Factory

    4 Comments
    2024/03/21
    10:10 UTC

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    Real human cyborg

    Neuralink patient controlling a computer mouse:

    https://youtu.be/ZzNHxC96rDE

    4 Comments
    2024/03/21
    04:12 UTC

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    Former furniture manufacturer headquarters now a data center

    15 Comments
    2024/03/20
    22:47 UTC

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    Spotted in my hometown

    13 Comments
    2024/03/20
    21:18 UTC

    124

    CyberPunk Street by Reuben Lane

    2 Comments
    2024/03/20
    19:39 UTC

    118

    "The memory of our past" by fastk_art (me)

    3 Comments
    2024/03/20
    18:15 UTC

    170

    Works actually liked by William Gibson?

    First of all, I don’t consider myself very knowledgeable in the cyberpunk genre as far as literature other than William Gibson’s works, Neal Stephenson and Richard k Morgan and I grew up loving films like Johnny mnemonic and Akira, ghost in the shell etc. I also liked some video games like shadowrun on snes and genesis. Also I was aware of tabletop games like shadowrun and cyberpunk (this was like 1994-1995, I was like 12 or 13)

    Anyway I know that Gibson is called the father of cyberpunk but I notice in interviews that he doesn’t necessarily like other “popular” works with fandoms. Like specifically I saw quotes that he didn’t care for shadowrun, cyberpunk 2077 stuff like that. I am a fan of the man, but I’m curious….does anyone “get” cyberpunk as he sees it? What works in the genre has he praised? Edited mistakes.

    150 Comments
    2024/03/20
    16:11 UTC

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    Purple Haze (Dangiuz)

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    2024/03/20
    15:36 UTC

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    Tired bot, zbrush concept

    7 Comments
    2024/03/20
    09:50 UTC

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    Runaway Chess Player | Story

    0 Comments
    2024/03/20
    06:56 UTC

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    Democratizing AI For Super-Rich People

    0 Comments
    2024/03/20
    02:19 UTC

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    Build your own Cyberpunk novel bundle; any of these any good?

    6 Comments
    2024/03/19
    23:49 UTC

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    What are some of the concept of wacky ideas in proto-cyberpunk fictions that are not touched upon anymore in the genre?

    15 Comments
    2024/03/19
    20:56 UTC

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    Which one to start next?

    Following a recent post! I a lot of people recommended my next book would be necromancer. However, a few said burning chrome to be first. I did some digging and found this would connect to nercomancers world through the BC short stories. However, I couldn’t find which ones link. Any help which shorts to read first!

    41 Comments
    2024/03/19
    20:26 UTC

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    When will Shadowrun get a big AAA game?

    I recently played Shadowrun Dragonfall and for a game that I can play on my phone I was shocked as to how good it was, but imo there are problems with the game that some big studios like Larian or Owlcat games could fix.

    For one, mechanics wise the character creation system could be a lot deeper and more fleshed out, making it a more streamlined version of the TTRPG, in dragonfall I never really got the sense that there was no such thing as classes and you could make any character you want, sure you could make a custom character but I never got the sense that my character could do everything and get the full extent of the character creation. For example if you want to make a hacker that can hack through an entire buildings worth of security so a group of runners can go by relatively unnoticed but who isnt useless in combat, put karma into intelligence and decking and points into quickness, if you want to make a support character who uses drones to level the playing field but can withstand magical effects put points into Intelligence rigging and willpower, if you want a complete cybernetic combat god put points into strength quickness and body and buy cyberware, a character who can bluff their way out of almost any situation? Charisma, you can even play these characters with magic if you put karma into that, there could be even more builds that could possibly build the popularity of the game.

    Secondly the story (which was far and away the best part of Dragonfall) could be even more expanded upon with a new kind of plot, cyberpunk with magic? I think anyone would be intrigued with good marketing, and with the different kinds of runs that can be made the variety would be great.

    Honestly gameplay wise I feel Larian would take the best crack at the gameplay if they manage to streamline it like they did with 5e, but high fantasy seems to be their wheelhouse, which Shadowrun has, but I don't think that's a game they'd like to make (but I would really really want to see it) and CDproject red on the other hand I'd feel very conflicted about, I'm a big fan of the immersive sim like gameplay that could probably work with Shadowrun, but the way they fumbled the initial release of Cyberpunk would make me feel wary about them tackling this. Tbh I'd just like to see any big studio like those tackle it, what do you guys think?

    64 Comments
    2024/03/19
    18:29 UTC

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    I'm building a cyberpunk city with Unreal Engine.

    https://youtu.be/xAJK2c9OV70

    90% of the assets used were made by myself, originally for mods of Cities:Skylines (you can see them on my Steam Workshop).

    3 Comments
    2024/03/19
    18:11 UTC

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    Cyberpunk short story I wrote inspired by the golden era and hard sci fi - no AI used. Cyborgs, violence, biohacking, gangs, dystopian megacity, all the good stuff.

    Wrote this as part of my new/ongoing Aetherium Nebula project. It probably sucks but what's the point of writing it if not to put it out into the world. This started as an exercise to practice writing action sequences and then evolved into a whole story (~9000 words) and I'm currently working on the next two parts which get significantly more in depth story telling/character dev/world building. My main influences are of course the golden era: sprawl/bridge, hardwired, snow crash etc but also bleak hard sci fi, namely Peter Watts and Iain M Banks. It probably doesn't read like any of that though. Also I guess it has to be said that I painstakingly wrote every word of this myself and did not employ any AI tools in any capacity.

    background: takes place in the dystopian Arcsec City (its in the desert and somewhat influenced by the real life NEOM project) on the alternate universe near-earth planet Ecora Prime. In the distant past aliens (Aetherium) had a battle on the planet and the planet was littered with inert, dead alien tech. The alien stuff doesn't factor into this particular story much, but the knowledge of alien life influenced humanity in certain ways and caused certain areas of tech to develop faster than on our earth - general level of tech is like 10-50yrs ahead of us, but they have fusion power, some degree of space travel, etc. But anyway this story is mainly biohacking and cyborgs fighting.

    I'd paste it here but its kind of long and I use colors and some weird fonts and specific formatting and stuff so ideally it should be read as a pdf:

    https://arcanedirge.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Aetherium-Nebula-Arcsec-City-I-story.pdf

    6 Comments
    2024/03/19
    14:11 UTC

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