The Cyber is big again. Huge. I think that Trump’s talk about The Cyber at this week’s debate got a bunch of people talking about cyberpunk. At least, that’s what it looked like in my feeds. I noticed a lot of posts about cyberpunk stuff which I’ve collected here:
Someone built an Ono Sendai Cyberspace 7 deck (the computer used by the protagonist in Neuromancer):
They replaced the keyboard on a Commodore 64 case and stuck a Raspberry Pi 3 in it, but the design is obviously the best thing about it.
Someone else is using the cyberpunk aesthetic for designing their computer space:
And of course someone took the time to adapt the concept art from Cyberpunk 2077 for the Trump campaign:
I wonder if cyberpunk is going to have a kind of retro-futurism revival. It is a sad reminder of the unstoppable march of time to think that the thing that was futuristic in high school is now retro. Time to invest in trenchcoat and mirrored sunglasses.