Why are there cyberpunk people that aren’t anti-capitalism? Did y’all like space on the whole underlying theme of cyberpunk?
I think most modern cyberpunk people like it *because* of the rampant industrialization and limitations of personal freedoms that lead to neat shiny technology and don’t focus on the actual implications anymore
it’s the same kind of material fetishism you see from nerds who like gundam and warhammer 40k and shit. they just miss the point completely being made because the technology looks cool/blows shit up.
Where’s that comic?
Nothing about capitalism in there, huh… raelly makes me thing……..
I’ll be perfectly honest, I like to enjoy things without getting into the bullshit politics behind them.
Astonishingly, it’s possible to do that without denying the fact that those things are in there at all.
You know something about Shadowrun? Well first off it’s the only cyberpunk I’m really into, but also while everything is run by a handful of megacorps … It doesn’t actually come up in gameplay. Yeah, the world is fucked and run by people who have one motivation, money, but that’s not the point of it. At least whenever I played the point was that it was a crazy, interesting world with a lot of really cool technology and magic. Yeah maybe further into a single campaign we’d have the possibility of actually caring about the corps but we always started as your basic street-level borderline thugs.
Cyberpunk is neat, but I don’t see how it requires capitalism to be achieved.
Wow!! Cool technology and magic!!!