> What is Cyberpunk? It's complicated.
on the one hand the atmosphere (as in emotionally) is perfect, but I bet living their actually sucks. The real atmosphere is probably terrible.
I never thought I'd congratulate the government on anything, but my city's building and air pollution regulations sure do keep it nice
Cyberpunk died when people started fetishizing dystopia. People do understand that cyberpunk is supposed to be a resistance movement, right? Now people are basically welcoming economic disparity and invasive surveillance with open arms. It's fucked.
Cyberpunk is one of those settings that looks fantastic but in reality is a terrifying experience of a society in either stagnation or decline regardless of technological advancement coupled with surreal living due to overly controlling hierarchies either from government or corporations and escapism just so individuals don't have to face the reality they live in.
Arguably this is already happening, and in fact has been for some time. All you have to do is look at some of the ridiculous things the government spends tax money on to know that the whole thing is corrupt. It really gets to me. I want nothing more than to leave it all behind and for people to leave me alone. Sadly it doesn't work like that.
Everyone engages is escapism. I know it's quite cliche to complain about social media but it really is bizarre. As someone who doesn't use it at all I just don't understand why people are so obsessed with it; I have a hard time talking to people because I'm an awkward cunt, but even I find it weird to see a group of people sat together staring at their phones.
it's a shame it is still sunny, sadposting tastes so much better at dusk
I agree with you, always thought that cyberpunk was not something to strive forwards, but sadly it looks like we are starting to live in a cyberpunk era.
Perhaps the worst thing, as you said, is that it is being treated as a fetish. Most peeps I know are like "oh yes, so cool! with dem implants we will be allowed to hack into the Gibson" or whatever. But they do not realize that all the available hardware is compromised by corporations/government.
Hell, they don't even use a secure system, and are pretty much in every botnet possible. We can only hope with Shenzhen being the nest for open hardware, but dunno anymore.>>559
Sushi, why don't you go innawoods? or somewhere remote with the chance of having decent internet? It seems like solitude is your kind of thing.
Wait what happened to Jinteki? The owner seemed pretty committed to the site.
>>574>why don't you go innawoods?
The NEET lifestyle is too lucrative. I'd like to think that I'll live in a van when my parents decide to stop bankrolling me, but in all honesty I'm chronically lazy so I know I wont.
oralcumshot is now going to be my password for everything. NSA if you're reading this I'm only joking.
May I ask, why lainchan.jp and not the original site?
He is of the .jp clan. For the next 100 years the opposing sides will wage a most terrible war, and only then will the true victor will emerge.
a) there is no /cyb/erpunk board on lainchan.org
b) there is no "What is Cyberpunk?" thread on lainchan.org
It makes sense that lainchan.jp would be listed. It's not complicated.
I don't know, but if they come back, I'd be more than happy to link to their site on mine.
Please end Kalyx's life.
>>557>Cyberpunk died when people started fetishizing dystopia. People do understand that cyberpunk is supposed to be a resistance movement, right?
There are at least a few holdout cyberpunk boards that still realize this. https://lainchan.jp/cyb/
"Anything that can be done to a rat can be done to a human being."
As technology progresses that quote only becomes more and more horrifying. I am not looking forward to the future.
people on lainchan.org (ante-schisma) have literally argued with me in the past that "it's totally valid to interpret cyberpunk as actually validating my ideal totalitarian society" Always nice to be reminded that not everyone is an idiot like this.
Why haven't you linked lainchan.org?
inter-chan drama aside it's a very good resource and i would certainty classify it as a 'Cyberpunk Community'.
Disregard this post.
My bad, didn't read the posts above
bruh he really jailbroke his pet rat
I lurk there often and it appears that .org is falling to the same forces that destroyed 4chan. Political locust who are hell bent on controlling or destroying every means of communication they can access.
As always, it will only get worse as November gets closer and they begin to froth at the thought of more power.
truly sad state we find ourselves in.
Their general IRC channel is especially lame. Just teenagers (if they’re older than that, I don’t know what to say) throwing down political one liners trying to sound controversial.
It's a shame because the /lambda/ board actually has some decent programming resources and interesting folks about, although aside from a bit of security stuff not very 'cyberpunk' discussion topics.
Nah just a bunch of lame trolls that unlike the bunch of pedos that attempted to make "discussion" weren't dealt with as quickly
I trust the moderation will act when things go out of control, they're still there but judgement failed them a couple of times with the pol posts.
I perceived it the same way about 3 years ago. I think it was worse than it is now, because I haven't really felt much politization right now, no more than is usual on imageboards. Far less, actually.
Maybe I'm not looking at it. Sure, there's a containment thread on national socialism, but other than that, not too much.
They will migrate here. It wolnt be long. The same thing over and over. Spam the catalog with propaganda and "discussion on marxism and equality" that slowly devolves into "give me social hierarchy points or I will report all your post"
In 6 months every thread on /lounge/ will be
>post your comfy commie block>What are you getting form the bread lines today, sushiroll?
And another nice thing will be destroyed. c'est la vie
I look forward for some comfy gulag
There is moderation here too, and more importantly users value what this site offers, I don't see this site declining any time soon and lack of activity is a greater danger anyway.
It's a side effect of the supposed advantages of being sushi rollymous and freedom, if you think it means you can forget about quality control you end up getting a worthless site, which is what most imageboards are.
>>559>I'm an awkward cunt
Honestly these days normal people, in large part due to social media, are genuinely socially inept as well as unpleasant/domineering/narcissistic as a baseline. They've forgotten how to socialise properly and replaced it with the poison of those who are the most vocal/followed online.
I think it's the most accurate genre of speculative fiction by far
I wrote this on march, and now I have to take it back, it's a soykafhole.
But there is no point in talking about that.
I'm nostalgic about the /cyb/ aesthetic. Makes me want to get back into low-level programming, and to learn russian to hang with the doomer boys on the internet. But it's all vanity, and I ultimately have no use, no time, and no real interest in it. I just end up with a truncated inspiration.
We need Systemspace back.