Cyberpunk History

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    Key Moments in Cyberpunk History

  • The Girl Who Was Plugged In

    The Girl Who Was Plugged In
    The story examines characters on the fringe of society; characters who are unaccepted and unaccepting of mainstream society. Everything in this future world is controlled by corporate interests, Consumers are controlled through the embeded marketing of celebrties, which are referred to as 'gods', 2015. The Girl Who Was Plugged In - SFTropes. [online] Available at: [Accessed 2 Sep. 2015]
  • Blade Runner

    Blade Runner
    The 1982 Film Blade Runner captures a speculative glimpse of the future, where science and tehcnology have progressed to a dangerous level, alongside the collapsing environment and society. "Creation of Nexus-6, the genetically engineered being with its augmented physical & mental capacity is ‘more human than human". ScreenSense, 2010. Blade Runner as Cyberpunk. [online] Available at: [Accessed 2 Sep. 2015)
  • Neuromancer

    "Neuromancer introduces a technology dominated dystopian scoiety, in which intrapersonal relationships are non-existent" Technologies in this novel are used for evil and material gain rather than social well being. The novel, represents the power of technology and how its control on society, can produce negative results. Project, T., 2000. Neuromancer by William Gibson. [online] Available at: [Accessed 2 Sep. 2015].
  • RoboCop

    In a dystopic and crim-ridden society, that has been taken over by a large company. The company have developed a huge crime fighting robot, which unfortunately develops a rather dangerous glitch. The company sees a way to get back in favour with the public when a cop is killed by a street gang. The body is reconstructed within a steel shell and named Robocop. Project, T., 2015. Robocop. [online] Available at: [Accessed 2 Sep]
  • Gattaca

    Scientists have not only discovered the human genome but have developed the technology to engineer it. Genetic Engineers then take the best qualities from each parent to create the 'perfect child', prone to mortality, derfomity and diesease. The discrimination in the film, almost identically parallels our contemporary discrimination between have's and have-not's., 2015. Gattaca. [online] Available at: [Accessed 2 Sep. 2015].
  • The Matrix

    The Matrix
    The 1999 Film, The Matrix, features a computer hacker in which learns about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against it's controllers. This filmed inspired people to look into cyberpunk which also brought more films that explore the possibility of artifical intelligence. Endean, J., 2015. Movies that Changed the World: The Matrix. [online] The Rice Standard. Available at: [Accessed 2 Sep. 2015].
  • Equilibrium

    The world has been established by the surviours of WWIII. With the state of the city completely devestated, the government in power, requires all citizens to take a daily injection to supress emotions. The government believe that by making all forms of feelings illegal that it will encourage obedience to the government and miltary. CyberPunk V2.0, 2015. Equilibrium - CyberPunk V2.0. [online] Available at: [Accessed 2 Sep. 2015].