Here’s an interesting video of the panel “Cyberpunk: The Dystopian Prism” held at the Nine Worlds Geekfest in London. The panel includes Rafel Praszczalek, Antoni Strzalkowski, Jan Wagner, Cory Doctorow, Charles Stross, Dr. Demis Hassabis, Kieron Gillen, and Helen Keen (moderating).
Technology is advancing at a huge rate and with it are the moral and social questions it brings. Is Cyberpunk culture’s immune response to this advancement, engulfing the issues within stories, films and games to flag these issues in advance or has it become a self-fulfilling prophecy with the inevitable end where we’ll be reading a DRM-locked copy of Neuromancer in Google Glass as the irony passes us by. Join us and some of the top creators in this field to talk, cyber, punk, tech, specs and crashes together.
The above video was a session at Nine Worlds Geekfest 2013. The session was supported by The Wellcome Trust as part their engagement with the games, broadcast and film industries and commitment to gaming as a form of public engagement with science. They are on Twitter at; @WellcomeTrust. The session was moderated by Helen Keen.”