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Cyberpunk lifestyle - is this a thing already, or do we lack the technology?

Submitted by b3yond in cyberpunk

It's hard to say when the treshold to cyberpunk life is passed.

Is sitting in a basement, running your own diaspora/mastodon instance and eating soylent enough? Do you need a magnet in the finger, and is it enough to call yourself a cyborg? Is it important that you didn't pay for music, movies, games for years and keep pirating everything?

A lot of stuff is obviously not yet technically possible. It's hard to develop a VR addiction if there is no brain/internet interface yet.

There are no rules - it only matters how you describe yourself. So, what are aspects of your daily life, which you could call cyberpunk?

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NEOalquimista wrote (edited )

Yes, I see cyberpunk everywhere, except there's no neon and light rain, just scorching sun and a miserable depressive life surrounded by computers running encrypted GNU/Linux installs and fiber optics cables crossing the house.

Perhaps it's less about the visual and more about the feels. I pretty much feel like the cities are harsh and cold environments where you try to survive avoiding eye contact. I've even found that security in these companies are pretty lack. People use their email and FB accounts through the work computers, which were pretty easy to get using a python keylogger in a USB stick. My life is 90% digital nowadays. That's all I talk about. Just kill me already.

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b3yond wrote (edited )

Well, I lived from soylent for 8 months, and rarely ate other stuff... felt pretty cyber, sitting in front of the screen, playing deus ex, feeding myself the energy powder.

did anyone else try it? It's pretty nice, and this recipe is even kind of delicious, if you are interested: https://diy.soylent.com/recipes/billiger-leichter

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NEOalquimista wrote

Can I download the food for free? Can you upload it to Archive.org? Thanks. LOL I had to. Who knows, we might be downloading food and printing it soon.

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ziq wrote

There are already some food replicators out there, it won't be long before everyone has one.

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NEOalquimista wrote (edited )

Ever thought about people printing weapons? Not long ago I imagined some kind of blueprint system. You have a blueprint of something, and it's the only way to 3D print that item. Blueprints for weapons would be kept restricted by governments, but once and a while someone would leak one online.

Maybe I don't know how 3D printers work yet. I just speculated.