The History of Cyberpunk

  • Cybernetics

    Reference: Cyberpunk Project, 2004, "Cyber + Punk = Cyberpunk", accessed on the 17th August'Cybernetics' – Originated from the Greek word 'kubernetes' (which means 'pilot' or 'steersman') and defined by Norbert Wiener, is a science studying control and communication in the animal and the machine. Combined with Punk, 'punk' emphasize the two basic aspects of cyberpunk: technology and individualism (Anarchy for the machines)
  • Cyborg

    "Cyborg" is a shortened scientific (fiction) word of "cybernetic organism". It's an idea that, in the near future, there is a high possibility that we may have a continus growth of artifical body parts, i.e. limbs, hearts, eyes - and digital computing and communication supplements.
  • 'Punk'

    Word known to have originated in the 17th century, as it was an archaic term for prostitute (used by Shakespeare). ‘Punk’ in the 1920s was a word to describe troublemakers, hoodlems and a worthless person. In the 1970s and early 1980s, Punk became a counterculture and a social movement caused by the hard-core music that bands like the Sex Pistols, The Ramones and The Clash. Note: Used movie date of Dirty Harry
  • Burning Chrome (release date)

    Burning Chrome (release date)
    "Burning Chrome" is a short story, written by William Gibson and first published in Omni in July 1982. Burning Chrome" centres two hackers who hack systems for profit.
  • Necromancer of the cyberpunk genre (cyberspaced coined)

    Necromancer of the cyberpunk genre (cyberspaced coined)
    The novel centres a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack.
    Winner of of the science-fiction "triple crown" — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award
  • Movies related to the Cyber World release dates

    Movies related to the Cyber World release dates
    Bladerunner: (June 25, 1982) An American science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, and Sean Young.
    Tron: (July 9, 1982) American science fiction film, written and directed by Steven Lisberger and released by Buena Vista Distribution.
  • Period: to

    Cyberpunk overload

    1997 A Cyberpunk Manifesto published by Christian As. Kirtchev (Feb 14 1997) Freeware published (April) Wired UK edition folds (Feb) US Supreme Court rules Communications Decency Act unconstitutional (Jun 26) Blade Runner computer game released by Westwood (Nov) First authorized Russian translation of Neuromancer [Neiromant] published by Terra Fantastica 1998 The Cyberpunk Project and Cyberpunk Information Database opened (November) William Gibson's and Tom Maddox's episode, "Kill Swit
  • year 2000 & beyond

    year 2000 & beyond
    We now live in a period where fiction becomes reality, or the post-cyberpunk time with real robots, clones, implants. There are also organised hacking groups (hackivist) such as anonomyous and for the lulz exist in our world terrorizing the cyberworld (virtual wars), especially government sites.