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  • William Gibson Born

    William Gibson Born
  • Cyberpunk as a type of popular literature

    Cyberpunk as a type of popular literature
    Cyberpunk writers tend to use elements from hardboiled detective fiction, film noir, and postmodernist prose to describe the often nihilistic underground side of an electronic society. The genre's vision of a troubled future is often called the antithesis of the generally utopian visions of the future popular in the 1940s and 1950s.
  • Bruce Bethke born

    Bruce Bethke born
    Bruce Bethke (American Author) born 1955
  • Webof Angels

    Webof Angels
    First novel to depict cyberspace and combat within it was John M. Ford's Web of Angels
  • Film- Blade Runner

    Film- Blade Runner
    The film depicts a dystopian Los Angeles in November 2019 in which genetically engineered organic robots called replicants—visually indistinguishable from adult humans—are manufactured by the powerful Tyrell Corporation as well as by other "mega–manufacturers" around the world. Their use on Earth is banned and replicants are exclusively used for dangerous, menial or leisure work on off-world colonies. Replicants who defy the ban and return to Earth are hunted down and "retired" by police special
  • Bruce Bethke used term Cybepunk

    Bruce Bethke used term Cybepunk
    The name was originally coined by Bruce Bethke as the title of his short story "Cyberpunk," published in 1983.
  • Sub-cultures of Cyberpunk

    Sub-cultures of Cyberpunk
    Computer hacking, neural networks, virtual reality, robots and articulate descriptions of the human mind and 'self' as a kind of computer are now commonplace within cyber punk sub cultures.
  • Burning Chrome published

    Burning Chrome published
    "Burning Chrome" tells the story of two hackers who hack systems for profit. The two main characters are Bobby Quine who specializes in software and Automatic Jack whose field is hardware.
  • Cyberpunk as a style

    Cyberpunk as a style
    Beginning in the early 1990s, some trends in fashion and music were also labeled as cyberpunk
  • WWW

    The WWW debut.
  • The Matrix

    The Matrix
    The film The Matrix once again depicts the idea of cyberspace to a wide audience
  • Y2K

    Earths Computer systems do not crash as predicted