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Questions tagged [cyberpunk]

For questions based in worlds where human/machine interfaces are highly advanced, where defining "human" has become quite difficult because of the cybernetic upgrades and advance of AI. Focuses on societal issues springing from this strong advance of tech. See also: [singularity] (technological).

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Creating a world run by corporations [closed]

Recently, CDPR Projekt Red released a trailer featuring a dystopian cyberpunk world more or less run by corporations. To give an example, the most powerful (and expensive) medical services group will ...
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What would be the day-to-day ramifications of a post-encryption digitally-connected cyberpunk society? [closed]

If any encrypted data could be decoded within a day (or shorter, to the point of hours, given enough computing power and weak encryption), all wireless transmissions may be intercepted, and all copper/...
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What would happen to Earth's climate and sky if the ozone layer was completely distroyed? [closed]

It would be very interesting to have sci-fi stuff showing our planet lacking the ozone layer due to deterioration of biodiversity and pollution. I read that Earth could not have life if there wasn't ...
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How would mind transfer work and how many minds/memories could a brain hold? [closed]

Many science fiction stories feature the concepts of mind uploading and consciousness transfer. Let's assume that the personalities of the two people in one mind function sort of like dissociative ...
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The role of a physical classroom environment in a cyberpunk, futuristic world

Teachers in the future In my story, a hyper-tech city has schools, and teachers, one of which is a prominent character. I can't figure out why, though, such a society would have teachers. This is a ...
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Countries that have different genre settings but set in one world. Is that even possible?

I’m new to worldbuilding and have started building my world last week. The world that I'm trying to make is a paranormal fantasy but as I was building the world I had an idea that I wanted to ...
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Biological CPUs - why would the developed world fear them?

There is a bottleneck towards Strong AI in my universe. For whatever reason, no one has ever figured out an AI that is sufficiently autonomous to be left alone without intervention, and no one has ...
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Visualizing entering the Internet, Neuromancer-style [closed]

In a cyberpunk city, what would it realistically look like to go to download your mind onto the internet, or to at least enter the internet by sending your mind into it, Neuromancer-style? How would ...
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How to do Socialism/Redistribution of wealth in a dystopic cyberpunk city? [closed]

I'm not to well deep in socialism, so I don't know exact details on how it works. But I do know that it involves the redistribution of wealth, heavily taxing corporations and redistributing it to all ...
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Steam power in canister form?

So I'm writing a scifi/Fantasy story and the setting is a primitive steampowered era. No electricity, gun powder, etc. I was wondering how realistically storing steam power in canisters for mobile use ...
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What is a possible organization in a cyberpunk setting that is equivalent to an adventurer guild in a fantasy setting?

I'm thinking of a cyberpunk world where cities are controlled by mega corporations, not government. Although they existed, they are just mere puppet, controlled by said mega corporations. Of course ...
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Cyber- and Steampunk--How To Make Them Real [closed]

Cybperpunk's most basic definition is... a genre of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology. Other subgenres have branched out from ...
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Getting to Cyberpunk Corporate Nation-States

This should be easy, given how close we sometimes seem to already existing in some kind of cyberpunk dystopian vision of the near future, but I'm having a bit of trouble imagining exactly what the ...