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Examples of cyberpunk in a Sentence
the bank had to overhaul its online banking system after a cyberpunk broke into the accounts of thousands of customers
Recent Examples of cyberpunk from the Web
After over a million man-hours of construction and nearly a decade of preparation, the super-computer optimized nightmare of cyberpunk wires and tubes was finally turned on, and its initial test was a success.
Battle Angel, the cyberpunk epic based on the popular manga series, has very few bankable stars.
Here are all the craziest looks your favorite celebs have worn to the Met Ball. Taylor Swift Since 2008, Taylor's gone from curly-haired country to classic beauty to edgy cyberpunk.
But Harajuku fashion has, historically, comprised styles like Lolita, a doll-like sort of subset of kawaii, goth, and cyberpunk, among others.
Altered CarbonThis series is based on the 2002 cyberpunk sci-fi novel by Richard K. Morgan.
Project Melies Bloober Team has quickly become one of my favorite developers, after the creative-but-flawed Layers of Fear and then last year’s brilliant cyberpunk adventure Observer.
The series is based on a cyberpunk novel of the same name.
Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic Blade Runner popularized the cyberpunk movement (a gritty mix of neo-noir and hardcore sci-fi) back in the day, but 2049 (**** out of four; rated R; in theaters Oct. 6) perfects it.
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cyberpunk and Literature
In science fiction circles, "cyberpunk" is a genre that often features countercultural antiheroes trapped in a dehumanizing high-tech future. Its roots extend back to the technical fiction of the 1940s and '50s, but it was years before it matured. The word cyberpunk was coined by writer Bruce Bethke, who wrote a story with that title in 1980. He created the term by combining "cybernetics," the science of replacing human functions with computerized ones, and "punk," the raucous music and nihilistic sensibility that became a youth culture in the 1970s and '80s. Not until the 1984 publication of William Gibson's novel, Neuromancer, however, did "cyberpunk" really take off as a term or a genre.
CYBERPUNK Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cyberpunk for English Language Learners
: stories about future societies that are controlled by computer technology
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