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Cyberpunk Now – Ep46

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We make no excuses for our love of science fiction and our collective love of the cyberpunk genre. However, there are things from the “golden age” of cyberpunk (late 80s through the 90s) that have been overtaken by modern technology. In addition to that, it seems that we are closer to the dark future envisioned by cyberpunk authors than some might think.


We examine this through one of our favorite lenses… Shadowrun.


Cyberpunk Now – Ep46


Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, (Mark), Jayson and Shawn


Running Time – 39:58


00:00     Action Nerds: Go! Promo

00:09     Intro

00:42     TANGENT: Perfect (?) Stranger

Item Mentioned: Perfect Strangers

01:00     On to the Topic

Item Mentioned: Shadowrun

01:44     TANGENT: The Trouble with Near Future Sci-Fi

Items Mentioned: Saved by the Bell, Neuromancer

03:10     Back to Topic

03:23     TANGENT: Star Trek the Original Series

Items Mentioned: Star Trek

04:38     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: 2001: A Space Odyssey, Virgin Galactic

05:56     TANGENT: Mark’s Old Communicator and Lightsaber Construction

Item Mentioned: Motorola StarTAC

07:06     Back to Topic

08:00     TANGENT: Wolverine’s Medical Problems

Item Mentioned: Wolverine

08:27     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: The Simpsons, Google Driverless Car, Jack Kerouac, Easy Rider, Ray Kurzweil,  The Island, Tiny Lister, Warhammer 40K, Eisenhorn, Ravenor, Gattaca, Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried

21:20     TANGENT: No Sleep – The Eugenics Wars

Items Mentioned: Fantasy & Science Fiction Magazine, X Files

22:20     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Chuck Palahnuik, Starbucks, Panasonic 3D TV, Square, Mobil Speed Pass, Barrett, Steve Austin, Blackwater, Predators, Sons of Guns, Anonymous, Hackers, WikiLeaks

33:29     TANGENT: Texas Ass High

Items Mentioned: Cyberathlete Professional League, Halflife TFC, GenCon, Bladerunner

34:47     Back to Topic

39:11     Outro




  1. Dan
    Dan May 10, 2012

    You guys talked about how simple the star trek behind the panel makeup was on the show, it makes sense. If you compare a 1996 and a 2012 chevy malibu, thanks to more computer modules and data lines, it lost nearly 100 pounds of standard copper wire, and they are alot more simple. As far as the connections with the road in new cars, dont worry, as of yet you still have a strait connection to the wheels with the steering wheel.

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