You Know What’s Cyberpunk? The California Sky Right Now! #cyberpunk
“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” William Gibson, Neuromancer
Starting this morning, people in the Bay Area of California began posting pictures of the dark, hazy-orange, smoke-choked sky in the area. Many pointed out that this is the same color sky seen in Dune 2049 and the post-apocalyptic real-world in The Matrix films. Others made allusions to nuclear winter, waking up on Mars, or like it was the end of the world.
As if we needed any more unsettling reminders that we are living in the cyberpunk now. Where is our Neo when we need them?
[Above image, Oakland this AM, Krisztina Lazar. Bottom image, scene from Blade Runner 2049.]
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