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Cyberpunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that explores the fusion between man and machine. A key element is the perfection of the Internet and virtual reality technology. In a cyberpunk novel (or movie), characters can experience and interact with computers in a 3D graphic environment so real that it feels like a physical landscape. The society in which cyberpunk is set tends to be heavily urban, and usually somewhat anarchic or feudal.


Although the term was first coined by Bruce Bethke.[1] The "father of cyberpunk" is William Gibson, author of the seminal novel "Neuromancer", which was released in early 1984.[2] Other authors defining this ever-evolving virtual reality include Neal Stephenson and Rudy Rucker.[3]

Examples in fiction

Film and TV


Video Games

More here: Cyberpunk Games Database

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