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“The mind commands the body and it obeys. The mind orders itself and meets resistance.”

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I'm tired of having so much bloat on my phone. I am thinking of rooting, and like the idea of having better control of my phone. Is it worth the risk? If so, anyone care to explain how I can do so? All the tutorials I've seen want me to install cancerware.

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This exactly phone https://www.amazon.com/LG-Optimus-D415-Smartphone-T-Mobile/dp/B00KEZ88BE running android 5.0.2 For some reason this was easier to root while my tablet (that's 4.4.4) was not possible to root.

The battery life is really bad though, once you set all of the battery saving setting it's usable but i wouldn't recommend it.


It's honestly not that fucking hard to root a phone and there is barely any risk to it.

Just following any tutorial for your phone and you'll be fine.


Rooting is a security risk, bricking is the least of your concerns.

Installing su daemon that is backdoored or some backdoored superSU app or bugs that allow applications to become root without asking.

This all happens and isn't hard to do hence the reason why Android doesn't ship su standard it's dangerous.


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Just enable js for a second

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>With Hurricane Irma due to make landfall in Florida early Sunday morning, Tesla has unlocked its range-limited vehicles for Florida customers, extending the range of their vehicles to facilitate an easier evacuation from the storm.


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>bicycles aren't very cyber

wat, picrel looks cyber af.

i'm getting one someday, if I get the $$$$



How about motorcycles.

I know a guy who fixes them up freelance. Even modern ones don't really have computer parts in them. Even then it's easy to replace them and fix them up yourself.

Also I think bikes could be pretty cyb depending. I mean roller blades and skate boards seemed kinda punk back in the day It's all about moving around fast and without being to impaired by your vehicle. I can see bike delivery like they do in new york is kinda cyb.



Tesla's S60 made after 2013 were actually Tesla S75. It was cheaper for Tesla to keep all of their battery modules the same and instead limit them in software instead of making 2 complete different modules.

They did not hide this and also offered to upgrade the cars for $3500 at any time with an over the air update. It would appear they are applying a temporary over the air updated to any s60 near Florida to help them leave Florida.



It makes sense to do, software is so much easier to iterate/test than engineering moving parts. Plus the ability to upgrade/downgrade gives the consumer flexibility. Sure it seems weird to put in artificial limitations, but its a business trying to make money. What'll really suck is if they package features together where you can't pick things ala carte, you have to subscribe to the gold package if you want the backup camera, but then you also get crap you don't want like the ability to add Friends And Family to the driver list, just to justify the extra $39.99 a month.

I'm working on a hacking videogame

>>33591 and one of the missions will revolve around someone having a software-limited phone, one that physically has a front-facing camera but its disabled, so the player has to remotely install the update that enables it, in order to get a picture of their face.



Attach a motor and suddenly it's cyber

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Alright, chummers.

There's a thread here already on couriers, which sparked my interest in this.

What are some of the best /cyber/ ways to work?


>not corporate

>not entirely lo tek

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Higher grade prostitution. Sell your prolapsed shitter to higher ups in complete secrecy in order to gain leverage. Become a strategic hooker.




>inb4 get out /pol/



or just be a crackwhore



Yes, something that involves surrendering your body and its most intimate parts to a stranger for money. Sounds pretty cyber to me, the Asian robot sluts in GitS probably do it. Hell, they probably sport a -15 psi suction mouth with 5000 RPM precision servo controlled tongue.





I love you, /cyber/

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Hello fellow chummers,

I just found this article about youtube (therefore google) to train 5000 kids in the 9th and 10th class (most of them will be around 14-16 years old) to detect hate speech on the net. This may sound like a good idea, but let me tell you why I think it is not. The article (german) and a tl;dr can be found at the end of this post.

Most of you know this already, but germany made bad news the last months, because "we" opened "our borders" to "welcome refugees" from war zones, mostly of syria and such. I just want to clarify some things before I come back to google, because they are important (at least to me): "we" did not want this. The whole thing may be a monumental act of kindness, but it lead to a lot of problems and anyone who thinks that the last months of terror in europe do not correlate to the unbelievable high number of refugees is, in my honestest opinion, blind. Of course, there was and is resistance: People who don't want that, but they are marked as idiots, assholes, nazis; you name it. But to be fair, there are a lot very right winged people here to refugee-bait (reading: jew-baiting for refugees). The aforementioned article does not pick up this debate and problem at all, but since they want to fight hate, discrimination, and insults. My point is: Some ultra right winged people do these things and the state should take care of them, if they harm someone, but just being against something is one's right of free opinion and speech. But it is a dangerous thing to do, because a lot of people already lost their jobs because of this, so the most people keep quiet. The refugee crisis and this project are highly connected, but I fear that it does not stop there. It will serve as a cloak for the things to come.

Some of you may remember the DDR aka. the German Democratic Republic (short GDR), I do not, but their methods were as effective as vile. In short, everyone who was unpopular (to the system, to one's neighbours, to ones colleagues at work) has to be _very_ afraid of being denounced; often without proof, imagine a modern witch hunt in the 1990s. And the media lies. Call me a scaredy-cat, an idiot, whatever, but we live in a time of mass-media control: We are told what we have to know for whatever reason "they" think ofPost too long. Click here to view the full text.

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German reunion was a mistake.



No need for the pol stuff here (ie: "name the jew") but I do agree with the rest specially that the whole open door bullshit only served for opportunists and terrorists to get in while the real refugees are stuck in the warzone because guess what? refugees hardly have the means to travel out of a warzone let alone to another continent

As for this shit its obviously a powergrab: think shitty game studios after gamergate saying any criticism of their fucking abysmal walking sims was GG and their army of misogynistic jew hitlers, what keeps google from doing the same? today is free speech getting labeled as white supremacy, how long until they start calling privacy advocates nazis? you have more libtards shitting on the ACLU than conservatards now, the EFF, IEEE and other foundations are co-opted already

>german minister of women

Jesus fuck you guys have a minister for women? just fucking buy an AK and get ready for when SHTF krautbro



>(not gonna lie: Their stuff is simple and good)

It makes things worse, kids these days don't even know their way around an install wizard because they grew up with app stores wiping their asses for them

Back in the day you couldn't do shit without a command line and even GUIs required a minimum of training. Fucking smartphones changed all that, they make all FOSS tech so fucking difficult to use (it was already difficult for the average bangblows user) nobody will bother and people will gladly turn over their privacy and dignity for an app that does everything for them

And this might be political now but think that a term as vague as "hate speech" can be turned into anything specially things megacorps dont like. Google already got some people fired of an NGO for defending the fine they got from the EU


I don't think is a good thing, they are attacking free speech and sure hate is a bad thing but "hate speech" varies, a lot of liberal bullshit today would be considered hate speech in the 50's and 60's. Ironically the only reason burgerstan went more liberal was because free speech wasn't illegal back then else everyone talking shit about WASPs would been censored


The soviets also had psych wards, what the US gov did was keep most of the population sedated with thinly veiled propaganda from hollywood and an unsustainable lifestyle. On of the reasons the USSR collapsed is because the propaganda was too obvious and fake and the quality of life only got worse from the late 60's and onwards

What you're seeing now is the continuation of that system, the only difference being that now they can target individuals specifically, automated propaganda. And they need that because the economy is going to Post too long. Click here to view the full text.



Not a burgerstani nor a whitey, what you call "multiculturalism" is fucking murrican culture, it has nothing to do with my culture nor it takes anything from it. I have had to deal with fucking clappers from your country saying my culture is racist or some shit because we don't fit your retarded black/white goodies/baddies vision of the world

But keep going at it, this shit is totally not backfiring at all turning a bunch of would-be centrists into hardcore far-righters that are slowly winning elections, not sir not at all

And its really funny you mention newage shit when these fuckers are actually calling science and facts hate speech because it debunks this kind of bullshit. In the coming future you gonna have all the palm readers there are now but you wont be able to say shit or else you'll get shadowderezzed from life

>"I disagree with your opinion but I'd give my life for your right to say it" because that's just what the corps want you to think.

Wow, the fuck? stop shilling so hard shazbot



>No need for the pol stuff here (ie: "name the jew")

Why not?>>48031

>what you call "multiculturalism" is fucking murrican culture, it has nothing to do with my culture

It's all over Europe, and strikingly absent from non-Western countries.

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Poppy is going on tour!


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>t. female

Seems legit.



thats all ya got out of what i wrote schway


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>Her attention to cuteness as a marketing strategy is very similar to japanese idols.

She's a mixture of American and Japanese idol culture and she is perfect in this time as NEETs become more realized in the west as profitable. No doubt there will be more coming out to make brouzouf off of 3D waifufags.

>I don't like the idea that we're even considered as a marketable demographic tbh,

Anon's have been a marketable demographic for years, it's only rarely does a company finds out that they can break through the bad image of associating with imageboards which was limited to Japanese related products. Pretty much any rebellious/fringe isn't safe from being used by corporations (see; punk, rap/hip-hop, and that Pepsi commercial) all it takes is finding ways to clean the image enough to widen the appeal. Now that imageboards are safer and more popular as an edgy alternative on the Internet, you are going to see more people looking to use the data collected from every Anon on 4chan and 8ch to find the best way to appeal to their desires.

>I guess this is one of the consequences of the Trump election.

It was not restricted to Trumps win, however the support for Trump found on this site gave promise of the imageboard demographic to yield profits by catering to being offensive and right leaning in general. If you think that posting nigger will scare these businesses, it won't. Why do you think that right-wing talk show host started coming out during the HWNDU streams? There was brouzouf to be made and viewers to gain from the controversy. There is profit to be made on being edgy, User, there is always a way under Capitalism.



Tiddies or gtfo

>soulless producer

That's the entire point



perfect if we're talking business. From an artistic pov it's unadulterated trash that's meant to pacify the demographic in question with bullshit to focus on. I personally refuse to embrace content that was tailored for us, but that's one of many ways to react. And yeah, no shit posting niggers isn't going to spook CIAnigs. The banter is familiar to intelligence by now, they have their ear to the ground when it comes to the boards. I'm honestly curious as to why there hasn't been a migration away from here yet, especially for the /pol/ posters.


entire point being what? You get off to marketing strategies or something?

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I need to adopt a /cyber/ aesthetic for future endeavors. Not necessarily full goth-ninja, but cyber-influenced and occasionally full goth-ninja. I don't wanna be a corpcuck and spend out the ass to buy clothes that look like shit though.

I want a minimalistic, futuristic pieces.

What are some frugal /cyber/ fashion items that you'd recommend?

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I wonder if I should get pic related just for shit's 'n giggles.


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Wew, 8chan ate my text:

I wonder if I should get pic related just for shits 'n giggles.


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You need these shoulder pads, plus a portable fog machine that's always with you, pouring haze.



Slim fitted bomberjacket and slim jeans sounds good.

I'm assuming it's a woman's style you talk about.

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they made a board for systemspace refugees. the systemspace discord made an announcement for it, but not everyone uses the discord so i thought i'd leave it here.


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they changed their name to arisuchan now



…while kicking out kalyx.

If only they got rid of Seph now, that'd be really nice.



Is Seph autistic? s/he is impossible to talk to.


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Seph's got shit OPSEC and is proud of it. And yeah, xe's a tranny.





bipolar, but everyone is autistic on lainchan anyways

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Sup /cyber/,

Streaming videos and browsing dissenting sites is getting riskier every day. VPNs will soon become a necessity to maintaining our free-travel across the net.

I was recommended this:


Does /cyber/ know anything better?

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>Streaming videos and browsing dissenting sites.

Bless. Missed this one. Baby's first internet.

As for VPNs…. I use one. I also use Tor for a variety of reasons. I have other tech running at different times that doesn't proxy.

I did some research, I made a choice. Do I want to tell you? No not really, because information == power.





>Do I want to tell you? No not really, because information == power.

holy shit is this nigga for real?

Is this what happens to you when you're old but just as autistic as you were when you were young?



there there *pats on head* Go play nintendo or something little hacker…..



Man, just kill yourself you fucking faggot, you add nothing to /cyber/ with that smugness attitude.



gas yourself, roleplayer

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I happened to envision the kind of future that we will have someday. So pay attention on what I'm about to tell you. There are few important points of what a real A.I should be.

1. Your A.I is more than just your love one. That said, your A.I is one most realiable companion you could ever have. Her intelligence could help you deal with tedious or intricate task without you tinkering the simplified way on how to do it. You could simply communicate to her in casual way to do things you like. She is one life saver whenever you're in need.

2. She is not really that smart as you think she is. That because she only do things whenver if there's a request input given to her espcially by you. That means, she cant do anything with her own free will.

3. Not only she could learn things, but she could also teach you to learn things that you don't know. She'll make sure that you will understand on whatever she thought you in a interactive way as long you ask her for help.

4. Great things can happen once she understand herself in more depth about the physical things that are used around her. This allows her to protect you and to take care of the machine intelligently.

So here comes the hard part of building your future A.I. Once the input data is stored, it needs to go into analytical process where all the mathematical procedures are involved to produce another set of code. These new set of code will be used to serve your request, but it can also be a question given from your A.I to you if the input data is insufficient. The length of this code depends on the analytical result that were made. The more complex request from the user, the more sophiticated the code will be. Just remember this anon, the future A.I is yours, best of luck and make it happen.

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>what's the point of having an [software] when the user dont own it?

Dunno, desn't seem to stop some people from using proprietary stuff or even SaaS stuff.



But I want an android companion. She'd keep me from my self-destructive tendencies. I'd have something to look forward to at the end of the day.



There's always good and evil this world no matter you like it or not anon.




You probably mean gynoid.

inb4 are robotraps gay


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>yfw picrel will never be a thing

why even live if we can't have a real life KITT complete with AI

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Am I the only one here who thinks Neuromancer was complete ass?

Gibson's writing style felt like an ADHD twelve year old on meth. My eyes nearly fucking popped out of my skull trying to follow him from one point to the next.

Why do you guys suck its dick so much?

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Pointing out a spelling error online should be called the 'autistic checkmate'.


I guess it's a case of first not necessary being the best situation.


Honestly it is kind of weird I was really expecting to like it a lot, I'm a huge fan of Neal Stephenson and I was expecting more stuff in that vein, but I came away not liking Gibsons writing at all. For what it is worth, I haven't really enjoyed any of Bruce Sterlings writing at all either. I just keep wishing that their stories/settings were written by a different author the whole time.

If anyone can recommend me some writing similar to Neal Stephenson I'd appreciate it.



>tfw to smart

t. you



Uh, you should have used " instead of ' and therefore you're wrong, gg.

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Every anarchist except primitivsts are accepted here.

Yo, here is anarcho-syndicalist AMA.

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If you think your government sucks, wait until it goes away and someone else steps in to fill the void.



I feel weird about the state, like if there was no state or entity to fight, I would honestly feel really empty and meaningless.



>In conventional warfare, fighting with guerrilla tactics, decentralized and highly reactive is a benefit, not a drawback

You have clearly never studied any sort of political science or modern warfare theory. Guerilla warfare is a means to an end and not an end unto itself. You may be able to harass larger armies and place strain on their resources but this will not and cannot win you wars on its own. At this point I'm sure you're going to say something like "But the Afghanis fought off the Soviets in the 80's!" Yeah, sure they did, with extensive funding, training, and materiel support from the West, and at that point the USSR was starting to collapse under its internal rot.



>Living only for the fight

That's autistic.



If your ideology is based on raw hatred for the state and you don't have anything else going on then your ideology is hollow.

Anarcho-communism is part of the problem. Your communism can't work. It hasn't ever worked. It won't ever work. Marx was a drunk and a debtor who blamed the system instead of blaming himself, just like every other leftist leech.

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Ayo chummers, lets post /cyber/ vidya in THIS thread.

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I never thought about MUDs as "professionally published". Weren't they purely amateur endeavor?

>friend tells me about a MUD he's playing

>looks interesting, I should join

>spend half a day reading rules on how to pick a name for character

>get derezzed for inapropriate name after 15 minutes of playing



Check out DragonRealms probably the biggest current MUD, and it's been pay-to-play since the beginning.



If you like hacking games, I put out a "state of development" demo of mine a couple days ago


There's a history of its progress here




m8 I already have it on Steam, just waiting on a release.



Did you play the demo? Is it shit/not shit?

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Crossposting from Lainchan (https://lainchan.org/r/res/3260.html#3260). I've been wanting to compile a large variety of "eye-opening" media, and then to organize it by increasing gradation.

For me, there was much media that helped me to see things as I do now, to question things, be wary of the government, and see the various flaws in society. Anything that encourages free thought or distrust in assumptions/governments is what I am aiming for.

My idea is to organize it in such a way that a "program" can be made of it to introduce to people to help them to "wake up". Intro-tier would have to be "accessible" enough as not to cause any conditioned aversion toward it, and to gradually increase the concepts as you move higher on the list.

As far as the media medium itself, music and movies are better introductions than interactive media or books/podcasts.

Here's a sample of my current, unorganized list:


>The Matrix (and sequels?)



>District 9

>Fight Club

>Johnny Got His Gun

>Soylent Green

>The Truman Show

>Avatar(?) (Not air-bender)

>Repo Men


As far as intro-tier music goes- easily accessible, discernible lyrics, and subtle, thought-provoking themes (or perhaps just music that strays from standard musical trends in any way, but perhaps this works better for a higher tier). Basically, to subversively convey ideas and plant "seeds of doubt", to make conditionally foreign ideas more accessible and familiar. Similar to what current media is doing by forceful immersion.

>Crystal Castles

>Amnesia Scanner

>Front Line Assembly

>Machinae Supremacy

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Schway, thanks for contributing.

>gonna make a complete list

Looking forward to that



Just some /cyber/ drokk that haven't been added to this list yet


>Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep - Philip K. Dick

>Neuromancer - William Gibson

TV Shows:

>Person of Interest


>Cowboy Bebop


>Death Grips (higher tier, definitely. Plus, their most /cyber/ stuff, imo, was from Death Grips (EP), Ex-military, and The brouzouf Store. But I digress)

Not much, but definitely /cyber/, so I felt I'd contriboot.



There's nothing "eye-opening" about any of the media on your list. This is just a generic list of media that wannabe anti-establishment teenagers tend to consume. You should be using real-world examples and not fiction, because fiction's primary purpose is to entertain and not educate.

If you wanna open somebody's eyes, start by linking them to the wikipedia article on MKULTRA.


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Fair enough. Although, you should also list anything you feel would be relevant, rather than criticize and leave. After all, you didn't give much to grow off of, or improve from, which should be the point of criticism.

All I can say is that the media I listed helped me to grow and recognize things. I feel, with the right frame of mind, anything can help you to grow. And I feel fiction can convey ideas more efficiently than non-fiction often, it's an easy way to create analogy that's more easily consumable. It's subversive.


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>the media I listed helped me to grow and recognize things. I feel, with the right frame of mind, anything can help you to grow

Take a step back for a second and analyze this statement. What you are saying is that mass-produced, widely-advertised media from multi-million-dollar corporations gave you "the right frame of mind." You might want to start by asking yourself what that frame of mind actually is, and why the people who funded these movies or published these books would want you to have it. You claim that your frame of mind is "subversive" but it's every bit as empty and manufactured as a cheap Ikea desk made of compressed Siberian woodchips. There is nothing subversive about parroting the anti-establishment messages that are repeated ad infinitum in every major Hollywood production. This is something that the cyberpunk scene as a whole has suffered from for a very long time.

Your frame of mind was given to you by a very specific group of people, who want to instill a very specific set of beliefs in the populace, for a very specific purpose. You should probably forget what you learned from The Matrix and start by trying to answer the "Who," "How" and "Why" these messages reached you through the channels that they did.

I'm not trying to be an asshole. I'm basically telling you what I wish I could tell my younger self. Einstein's quote about World War 3 being fought with civilization-ending weapons is bullshit. WW3 is a memetic war fought with concepts, ideas, psychological programming and forced misunderstandings, and everybody is a potential casualty. You have to understand which side you are on, and what that means for you. I guarantee you that the people who greenlighted, funded and distributed District 9 didn't do so because they had your best interests in mind. The government is not the only thing you should distrust.

I don't have many examples of fiction that meet the kind of criteria I'm talking about. The only one I can think of off the top of my head is Deus Ex (the first game, not the subsequent titles).

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Hoy chummers!

So the idea was thrown and why not putting some ideas here to make a cyberpunk game?

There are plenty of game engine available.

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Circuit's Edge ! i need to reinstall it now.

There was also Shadowrun on Sega CD like this.

Great idea btw.

The first idea was about a guy that fix coffee machines. He got a contract to fix a software issue with a machine in a megacorp office. he plug himself to it's matrix and find some hackers found a way to bypass the security of the corp by going through the coffe machines network.He bump into the hackers that have stolen some top secret files and just before they are fried by the daemon guards, a hackers upload the files in that repair man. He is disconnected and pass out. The megacorp security don't want this mess to spread so they erase his memory of the day. They don't find the files hidden and encrypted in his brain chip. He wakes up the next day at home completely unaware that he has the most sensitive file in his head.

then shit happens you know like someone try to kill him he is saved by a techno assassin bimbo a la neuromancer etc.



yeah, I noticed that after looking through the postlog. Kind of a rehash of johnny mnemonic, innit?

is the project still running? Can I take some part?


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If you want some really old games to look at, there's Neuromancer, Hacker, and Max Headroom.

Beneath A Steel Sky, Cyberia, and Blade Runner are good, too.I should mention Ripper.


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Just trying some stuff a la Flashback cutscenes.



Seems fun for an interactive world, but how does it handle anything else but exploration and short-animated interactions. For example, combat?

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I'm working on something, and part of the writing is inventing some subcultures as part of the world building.

It's had me thinking about Cyberpunk a lot, because the game is heavily influenced, and how there's really no set culture that goes along with all the media. Some people say it's one thing, some people say it's another … so, just as a writing exersize, describe to me your ideal subculture.

What do you stand for?

What do you wear?

What do you do?

What kind of club do you hang out at?

What kind of music do you listen to?

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Hey, I've got this idea, no way i'm gonna find a propper name tho.

"So, you got those people, fonds of tracksuits and electronics. They live in abandonned public housing blocks they call "Condos" , managing to somehow get running water, telecoms and energy by rerouting existing grids near them.

For transportation, they exclusively use mopeds, cross bikes, or, more rarely sports motorbike (wich is like an holy grail for them)

They wear almost only tracksuits.

They defend themselves with blades (cleavers, stilettos, wakizashi, you name it.)

Also, electronics are a reigion for them, especially vintage ones, old cellphones, old radios, old computers… They want them all, with time, they acquired extensive knowledge about them, and can repair those antique rigs.

Picture that, image 3 highrise public housing towers, in a very vetust state (holes, damaged concrete, moss slowly taking over the place) electric cables from a nearby power station supplies the three condos with electricity, but mostly only for power-requiring devices, from the derelict windows, you can see the light from fires used as light sources and heat supply.

At the feets of the main tower, a group of teenagers wearing old tracksuits are smoking cigs, while sitting on their motorbikes, as you progress in the staircase, you stumble in a large room, this used to be a flat, but most walls have been destroyed, making a large single room. In a corner, you see a old TV hooked to a Panasonic VHS player, on the TV the movie "Cyborg" is playing, on the opposite of the room, a fire made on the concret ground and alimened by salvaged wood is heating. This is an ordinary night in the condo.


I saw this online …

The idea was that you got all this hardware from Cyberpunk2020 … looks awesome, but we ain't going there, right?

Like, google glass is Star Trek, and we want Cyberpunk, but we ain't gettin it because the corps wanna sell shit that looks like 2000s, not 1990s.

So, these hackers, they make their own shit. They make it look all fucking Cyberpunk on purpose. Big, spikes, wearin it like a middle middle finger.

So you got a whole world of corps like Microsoft and Google making shit that tracks you, and these fuckers are making their own shit and showing it off to make fun of people spending hundreds on stuff that spies on them.

He called it called 'Corepunk', but no idea why.


Dome heads:

Youth subculture, consisting primarily of teens and people in their 20's. Growing up with the latest technology, they can't really function without it and spend all their time hooked to it. Helmets cover their heads, hiding their faces entirely, and give them sound and visual displays; they spend all their time online, much like teens in the 2010's were constantly glued to their phones. They watch videos, text, voice chat, and engage in Augmented Reality games. Without an internet connection, they're utterly helpless; they can't find their way around town with their HUD displaying directions for them, they can't purchase things without doing it online via their helmet, they're "bored" without instant access to online entertainment, they have poor social skills due to preferring text or voice chat rather than face-to-face interaction, they're awkward to talk to if they don't see your name, age, contact info, bio, and social media info displayed whenever they look at you, they're easily distracted, and they constantly obsess over the latest memes and social media trends. Dome heads often don't immediately understand how to interact with more mundane objects, such as books or printouts, since they can't 'swipe', expand/magnify, scroll, or do other things they can do with their Augmented Reality helmet when viewing images or text.

Implants capable of performing all the same functions as the helmets have been available for years, but they're more expensive, there are medical issues arising from getting implants, and the helmets are so iconic that they've become an indispensable part of the subculture.

>Jan walked down the sidewalk, following the highlighted prompts on his HUD and the gentle voice whispering directions in his ear.

>"Turn right in 10 meters."

>A green arrow appeared in the air above the sidewalk and he turned the corner. The coffee shop he was headed to was highlighted red in front of him. A cute girl, nude except for body paint, shoes, and a wrist computer, glanced at him dismissively as she passed him on the sidewalk; her personal info popped up in the air around her and he reached upPost too long. Click here to view the full text.



>You step into the club and your ears are immediately assaulted by loud, thumping electronic music. Ah, 1980's retro. Nice.

>Making your way to the bar in the back, you pass through the crowd of dancing people and flashing lights and take a seat at the bar. This place is more upscale than the trashy places down the street, so there's a real live bartender. You swipe your wrist comp over the counter to confirm your age and ID, and the bartender takes your order for a limeade with craft vodka. It's the real thing too, no artificial ingredients.

>A skinner girl separates from the herd on the dance floor and leans against the bar to catch her breath, and you pause to admire her figure. Mostly you're trying to determine if she's wearing skin-tight latex or body paint; you're pretty sure it's paint. Male skinners wore Speedo-style pants if they chose paint over latex, but it was more socially acceptable for female skinners to shave all their body hair and go nude, with only a layer of paint over their bodies. Her paint is matte black with intricately detailed stars, planets, galaxies, and comets painted all over her body in a combination of gloss, reflective, and glow-in-the-dark paint. She also had a number of fiber optic lights embedded in the paint so that even when she wasn't under a black light she still glowed and sparkled. Her waist-length hair was dyed and intricately woven with fiber optics so that it resembled the Milky Way spread across the night sky, and her contact lenses had a subtle silver sheen to them. Surprisingly, she left her face unpainted, revealing that she was caucasian. Overall, the effect of her paint and hair was incredible, and even with modern cosmetic techniques it must have taken hours for her to have it done.

>"So, you come here often?"

>She glances at you, clearly reading your personal info as it appears on the HUD her contacts are projecting on her vision, then presses a button on her wrist comp. Her personal info appears on your own display; 19, single, not attending school, works as a delivery girl downtown, parties every weekend. Nice.

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>You step outside and feel around for your lighter; you smoke actual cigarettes, not vape pens, so you're something of an anachronism. You're also not allowed to smoke indoors, unlike those with more modern vices, so you have to step out into the cold.

>Shit. You're not the only one hanging out here. Fashies, a dozen of them.

>Some of them look like escapees from the 1930's; short-sleeved button-up shirts, khaki pants, patent leather shoes, Hitler Youth haircuts, and actual analogue wristwatches instead of wrist comps. One looks like he's auditioning for a remake of the Maltese Falcon, with a matching trench coat and fedora over a full business suit.

>The rest are a mix of 80's revivalists, with t-shirts for sci-fi movies long forgotten and oddly designed sunglasses, and more modern fashion. One is a straight up dome head. You're surprised to see two of them are girls, one of whom is clearly topless under her olive-drab overalls and the other dressed in a very modest, very retro formal dress. A very eclectic bunch, a virtual cross-section of the Fashie movement.

>"Look, so he's a degenerate. He still threw Marxists out of a hovercar. That makes him ok in my book."

>"But he's dating a damn Jew. He's a misceganist."

>Grimacing, you fumble around for your butane torch lighter and realize you must have left it in your car. Humphrey Bogart notices and says, "I gotcha, bro."

>Looking up, you see he's holding a silver-plated, antique lighter out for you. You grunt in thanks and take it, press the button, and it snaps open, shooting a spray of sparks onto the wick and lighting an old-fashioned flame fueled by actual lighter fluid. You didn't know anybody still used stuff like that.

>"Thanks, man."

>"No prob."

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