The Cyberpunk Future

 

CP Future
Christian As. Kirtchev, Dec. 98 



    The future. It is not what you think it is, if you expect the white 
easy days and the blue friendly sky. The future will not know the meaning 
of the words "peace" and "quiet". It will not be the bright, lovely 
everyday life. 
    The future is dark and gray; the snowflakes of the dead air-
transmission, singing in white noise. Steel, concrete and glass, suffused 
in neon and halogen. Chrome with slight spots of rust. The dirty rain, 
flowing down the streets in streams joining in silver puddles. The future 
smells like hot dust, smells like machinery and electronics. The ugly 
concrete buildings raised in the gray sky, the clouds reflecting in the 
blue plexiglass. The neon blinking on the walls at the thinny streets, 
alluring to mysterious locations with unclear purpose. The holograms on 
the big streets, overloading the brain with gigabytes of information in 
images and sounds... The people- less humans and more surgery and 
implants. Less real and more fake, unreal beautiful, smart, fast... 
    The world's global information closed to a space without boundaries 
and limits. Milliards of zeroes and ones, pulsing for one mili-second of 
time, in the veins of fibro-optic, crossing all over the planet . A 
global network of data circulation from point to point trough independent 
channels. A space called "cyberspace". One new world, in which people 
will live and work at the same time trough time differences and 
geographic boundaries, on one place, in one time. A new dimension, 
depending on information data, huge amount of information data... 
    The mans consciousness will not know the world as it is now. 
Psychovegetative distortions; Halucionations, impossible to be 
distinguish from reality; Artificial merging with real. Our brain will 
not be able to know which is real and which is not. Mass hallucination, 
intruding the brain; Computer generated worlds and events will blend with 
physical world. At one time, you could have the knowledge of randomly 
chosen area, collected by all the scientists and philosophers in human 
history and at another, to forget it all... biochips. 
    Advance in the medicine, put in all areas of life. Surgery that will 
be able to fully reconstruct any chosen part of the body, by just 
reprogramming the DNA code. Bio-electronic enhancements, allowing 
increasing the human capabilities in many times. strength; speed; sight; 
hearing; linguistics. In the psychology, new drugs will be born. Drugs 
capable of stimulating the human mind, with VR, above the known limits, 
unlocking huge amounts of brain capacity. Drugs for pleasure, way better 
than the meaning put in words like ecstasy, trance, nirvana... Tonus 
stimulants, so strong that any of today's military sections will trade 
its government, just to own them. 
    The politics will not be on government basis. There will be no search 
for better system of ruling. Communism, Democracy, Imperialism, Anarchy 
or whatever type of government- they all will be forgoten... The 
corporations will be the new authority. The political borders will fall 
and new ones will raise- those, restricting the power of each 
corporation. 
    The social picture? The small will become smaller, the big- bigger. 
Two levels: hyper poor and hyper rich. Two communities without any points 
of merging. Two indipently developing communities. Two different social 
worlds. 
    This is the future. 
    Predicted by several in their literary expressions. A vision, 
supported by many others. A possibility of the world's progress, closing 
to reality by following the logic, born in the minds of people, calling 
them self- cyberpunks. One variant of the future. A variant pulling ahead 
to its realization. 



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