Cyberpunk Information Database
Picture: Access Code

Cyberpunk Technology


Cyberpunk is nothing without its technology. Here are some technological areas which can be considered cyberpunk:

Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence, or AI's.

Artificial Life
Artificial life, or A-life.

Cyberpunk's basic hardware.

Cyberspace, or the Matrix
Cyberspace, invented by William Gibson in "Neuromancer".

Cyborgs, Man/Machine Symbiosis'.

The world-wide network of interconnected computers.

Technology by means of molecular manufacturing.

Neural Interface
Direct neural interface between human brain and computer.

Machines doing things for us.

Cyberpunk's software.

Ubiquitous Computing
Ubiquitous & Wearable Computing.

Virtual Reality
Virtual Reality, or VR.


Evaluation of the Importance of Technology to Cyberpunk
"Technology is integral to cyberpunk. It separates cyberpunk from conventional science fiction."

Man and Machine (Re)Building Cyberspace
Technology's invasion/replacement of, effect upon, or indistinguishability from the human body. Eroticizing the Machine. Is man any different from a machine?

Technology as Extension of Human Functional Architecture
An essay about technological extensions to human - attachments, implants, wrappers, manipulators... By Alexander Chislenko.

The Cyberpunk of the `80s or the Humanization of the Metal
"One can hardly ignore a combination of nihilism and technology."

Out of Control
"To avoid self-destruction, we have to start thinking of our interaction with technology in terms of the intuitive, the irrational." A trialogue on machine consciousness with Mark Pauline, Manuel De Landa and Mark Dery.

Exploring Technoculture
Computers, Society, Pedagogy. An annotated bibliography by David Silver.

Synthetic Sentience on Demand
What may be considered to be the future for some, is already the past being unfolded into the present. An essay about cybertech by Charles Ostman.

Social Consequences of Technology in a Cyberpunk World
By Karsten Voigt.


Street Tech
Hardware beyond the hype. Tech review site, gadgets for techies.

The Console Cowboy's Cookbook
Cyberspace features, new software, artificial intelligence, etc.


Brought to you
The Cyberpunk Project