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Synonyms for cyberpunk

a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism

a writer of science fiction set in a lawless subculture of an oppressive society dominated by computer technology

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a genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies

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Realising home dance music needs more than repetitive beats, they embrace strong vocals to add weight and character as the music jumps from deep Soulful House beats to cyber-punk, as well as the more obvious Chase The Sun- inspired ambient track.
This is the city-state the cyber-punk writer William Gibson once described as "Disneyland with the death penalty": While free trade is largely embraced, chaos is verboten.
It comes in a multitude of shades to suit different styles - from bubblegum pink for the girly look, fuchsia pink for a cyber-punk feel, baby pink for the Emma Bunton look and rose pink for the classic touch.
The shock-haired, fishnet faced, cyber-punk caricatures sparked a mini-riot back in 1986 and singer Martin Degville needed stitches after being floored by a glass.
Against a context that was witnessing the explosion of cyber-punk, splatter, and pulp fictions, Celati's focus on an old man emerges as a reminder of the limits of our body and, ultimately, of our shared destiny in mortality.
For example, though Silencio, the autistic boy in cyber-punk novelist William Gibson's last book, All Tomorrow's Parties (1999), is, for the most part, incommunicative, he can bring the uncharted powers of a savant to bear on what captures his interest.
Throw in a cyber-punk attitude and some high-flying Hong Kong martial arts, and it was clear that the Wachowskis had to get innovative in order to see their vision through and not be sunk by a ``Titanic''-size budget.