Cyberpunk timeline

  • Early use of the word "punk" to signify a criminal.

    Early use of the word "punk" to signify a criminal.
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    CYBERPUNK TIMELINE

  • The word "cybernetics" by Norbert Wiener

    The word "cybernetics" by Norbert Wiener
  • The word "cyborg" by Manfred Clynes

    The word "cyborg" by Manfred Clynes
  • Shockwave Rider published

    Shockwave Rider published
  • The Ramones release first album; punk begins

    The Ramones release first album; punk begins
  • The Clash release first album; punk gets serious

    The Clash release first album; punk gets serious
  • "Fragments of a Hologram Rose" published in Unearth (summer)

    "Fragments of a Hologram Rose" published in Unearth (summer)
  • "Johnny Mnemonic" published in Omni (May)

    "Johnny Mnemonic" published in Omni (May)
    Johnny Mnemonic is a short cyberpunk story written by William Gibson. It was originally released in Omni magazine in 1981.
  • Spacetime Donuts published

    Spacetime Donuts published
  • Bladerunner released

    Bladerunner released
  • Tron released

    Tron released
  • The short story "Cyberpunk" by Bruce Bethke published in Amazing Science Fiction Stories; this is, allegedly, the first use of the term 'cyberpunk' anywhere

    The short story "Cyberpunk" by Bruce Bethke published in Amazing Science Fiction Stories; this is, allegedly, the first use of the term 'cyberpunk' anywhere
  • In Japan, robots kill four humans in separate incidents

    In Japan, robots kill four humans in separate incidents
  • Neuromancer published; "cyberspace" coined

    Neuromancer published; "cyberspace" coined
  • Terminator released

    Terminator released
  • Robocop released

    Robocop released
  • Science fiction eye premiers with all cyberpunk issue

    Science fiction eye premiers with all cyberpunk issue
  • The Internet worm strikes

    The Internet worm strikes
  • "Fiction 2000" conference held in Leeds

    "Fiction 2000" conference held in Leeds
  • Terminator 2 released

    Terminator 2 released