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Cyber lit discussion Anonymous 02/03/2017 (Fri) 16:04:42 [Preview] No. 186
I just read neuromancer. Why did Molly leave? Fucking whore. What a stupid cunt.


Anonymous 02/03/2017 (Fri) 16:25:08 [Preview] No. 187 del
good book fam

make sure to read the other ones in the series as well

although the voodoo shit is kinda gay tbh


Anonymous 02/03/2017 (Fri) 18:01:34 [Preview] No. 188 del
>>187
You mean the space rastas?


Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 14:48:27 [Preview] No. 200 del
I've read Neuromancer and Little Brother, would recommend it to anyone here. Been wondering how's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep, should i read it? I has been mentioned in Psycho Pass alongside Neuromancer.


Anonymous 02/07/2017 (Tue) 18:47:41 [Preview] No. 206 del
I know this is a little off topic but when I read this, it struck me as very cyberpunk-esque so I thought I would share:
"All unintellectual labour, all monotonous, dull labour, all labour that deals with dreadful things, and involves unpleasant conditions, must be done by machinery. Machinery must work for us in coal mines, and do all sanitary services, and be the stoker of steamers, and clean the streets, and run messages on wet days, and do anything that is tedious or distressing. At present machinery competes against man. Under proper conditions machinery will serve man. There is no doubt at all that this is the future of machinery, and just as trees grow while the country gentleman is asleep, so while Humanity will be amusing itself, or enjoying cultivated leisure – which, and not labour, is the aim of man – or making beautiful things, or reading beautiful things, or simply contemplating the world with admiration and delight, machinery will be doing all the necessary and unpleasant work. The fact is, that civilisation requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralising. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends. And when scientific men are no longer called upon to go down to a depressing East End and distribute bad cocoa and worse blankets to starving people, they will have delightful leisure in which to devise wonderful and marvellous things for their own joy and the joy of everyone else. There will be great storages of force for every city, and for every house if required, and this force man will convert into heat, light, or motion, according to his needs."
Oscar Wilde - 1891
The quote is from "The soul of man under socialism" and he talks about socialism but clearly describes that what is needed is individualism, an awakening of each and every man.


Anonymous 02/09/2017 (Thu) 15:23:45 [Preview] No. 212 del
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Do Androids Dream...is definitely worth the read. Dick is a far out author, but that's one of his best. I'd also recommend VALIS if you like it.


Anonymous 07/12/2017 (Wed) 15:44:35 [Preview] No. 279 del
>>188
No he is being literal. Read the other books: Count Zero & Mona Lisa Overdrive



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