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Is science fiction becoming science fact? The technology in these paintings are based on actual science, but they are also works of art.

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Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction where the human body is enhanced with implants, bionic limbs and other devices. Cyberpunk was originally defined by some of the works of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling in 1980s. The movement was mainly influenced by 1980s pop culture, music and fashion. Musician Björk described cyberpunk as “the punk rock’n’roll” of this century.

Some cyberpunk authors are currently working on projects aimed at bridging the gap between science fiction and reality. Here are 7 futuristic ideas which might become real soon:

1. Neural Implants

Although the technology is still at research stage, neural implants could be a reality sooner than we think. Medical implants designed to improve our health or treat chronic diseases like diabetes or epilepsy have been available for decades. In 2012, Neuropace attracted media attention when it implanted a 4mm chip in a patient’s brain that could be used to alleviate her severe anxiety and depression with the push of a button.

However, there are also more controversial uses for neural implants; some people have already experimented with using them for mind-controlled weapons or mood regulation. Moreover, direct links between brains and machines are likely to have huge implications for our society – for example, legal and ethical

The first issue of the popular science magazine, New Scientist, was published in 1956. Few others were so obsessed with science and technology at that time. Science fiction writers were more likely to predict the future than scientists themselves.

The ’60s saw a significant increase in research and development, new discoveries and a shift in attitudes. The space race is probably the most obvious example of this change, but the results of an increased focus on science are apparent across the board: automation and productivity grew exponentially, and we began to question traditional social structures, especially those related to gender roles. The role of women in society began to change radically and quickly.

The emergence of feminism, environmentalism and other social movements has continued into recent decades; public awareness of climate change comes to mind as a new development that is still evolving. Each advancement seems to trigger further technological developments, which in turn lead to even more discoveries. The positive feedback loop between science and society will continue because each feeds into the other’s progress; both will be major forces shaping our future.

Science fiction is becoming reality. In the cyberpunk future, we’ll have implanted computers, pervasive security cameras, drones and flying cars. We’ll be able to access the internet with our brains, we’ll upload our thoughts and memories to the cloud, and we’ll visit alien planets.

Tired of your job? Want more money? Just upload your mind into a computer and live forever in cyberspace! Sound crazy? No one would have thought a flying car sounded crazy at one time. In fact, people are already working on it.

A few years ago, it would have been crazy to predict that people would have access to powerful computers in their pockets with which they could talk to anyone in the world from anywhere. Now this seems like an obvious fact of life.

So what will you do? Will you play video games all day long inside virtual realities or will you take advantage of this new technology? It’s up to you!

What is Cyberpunk Art?

Cyberpunk art is the first movement in art that deals with the concept of virtual reality. It is a way for artists to explore what it will look like, and how people will react to it. The name cyberpunk was created by Bruce Bethke in his short story “Cyberpunk” which was published in 1983, but the idea of virtual reality is much older than this.

I am a young artist, who has been interested in drawing since I was very young and I have experimented with many different styles of art like realism, surrealism, abstract, but my favorite type of art is surrealism. I have been working on developing my surrealist style into a cyberpunk style because I have always been fascinated by science fiction and the idea of technology that seems so far away from us now becoming a part of our every day life.


Cyberpunk is a subgenre of science fiction created in the early 80’s. The stories are about hackers, computer crime, virtual reality and cybernetic organisms.

The name cyberpunk comes from a combination of cybernetics (the study of communication and control theory) and punk (a counterculture movement that started in the late sixties). The genre is also called “cyberpunk.”

Some cyberpunk authors are William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, Pat Cadigan and John Shirley. Gibson popularized the term in his debut novel Neuromancer published in 1984. In this novel the main character Case jacks into a computer system and through it experiences virtual reality.

Cyberpunk depicts an underground movement where protagonists fight or evade big corporations or the government while trying to protect their privacy. They use computers and cyberspace to do things impossible in the real world like hacking into secure data for example.

Cyberpunk authors often write about altered human states or mindsets resulting from technology like artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality, genetic engineering, drugs, bionic prosthesis or computer implants.

The point of view is usually first-person and the plot focused on street level characters who live on the edge of society in generally dystopian futures

The term cyberpunk was first used in the title of a short story, “Cyberpunk,” by Bruce Bethke, published in 1983.

The author William Gibson is often credited with popularizing the word cyberpunk with his debut novel Neuromancer that same year.

Gibson’s near-total ignorance of computers and the present-day hacker culture enabled him to speculate about the role of technology in the future in ways hackers had never imagined, and his vision of a world in which technology was central to daily life proved remarkably prescient.

The early cyberpunks also took inspiration from non-fiction sources such as Stewart Brand’s Whole Earth Catalog, especially Brand’s conception of the “Whole Earth” as both computer and humanistic technologies combined.

Some have attributed this focus on the intersection between technology and humanity to the fact that many contributors to early cyberpunk magazines such as Mondo 2000 and Whole Earth Review were originally associated with the hacker subculture movement, which is primarily concerned with exactly this sort of technological development.*

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