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Cyberneticpunk contains references to and descriptions of controversial political ideologies as they are relevant to the subject of the page, which may be distressing for some people. User discretion is advised. This page exists for the purpose of documentation. The administrators and moderators do not necessarily endorse the philosophy associated with the aesthetic.

Cyberneticpunk is a rather modern aesthetic, though the things that influenced it are from the '90s. It's orientated around a gritty depressing existence and a state of being 'terminally online', with visuals such as old work machines, haphazard cables, and concepts such as the abandonment of the physical body and flesh due to uploading your consciousness onto the Wired (the sum of all human communication and networks). This is where Serial Experiments Lain, a 90s anime comes into play. This aesthetic is less staged, consisting of images with nice filters but made more low quality for a more authentic look, essentially serving the terminally online weeb realness. It also doesn't shy away from using things like Wojaks or other memes in its imagery.

Political Influences[]

Cyberneticpunk is also often linked with things like Accelerationism[1], Anarcho-Transhumanism, CyberNihlism, and XenoFeminism. On Twitter it is also linked with a community called SlimeMoldTWT which posits the idea that since there are no justified hierarchies, that one must become slime as the skeleto-motor coordination system is 'authoritarian' and so on. This is where the green circle emoji in people's display names comes into play. As it is anarchist, it also ends up tying in with concepts like three printing of regulated items: Counter-economics, Bitcoin, and Crypto-anarchism.

Due to this, it often also includes aesthetic elements related to the books Fanged Noumena, Meltdown, CCRU Writings 1997-2003 i.e. the Numogram, the cover of Fanged Noumena, Neo-China, the superiority of technology, and the extinction of humans at the hands of AI, and also to the works of Deleuze and Guattari which is why often jargon used by Deleuze and Guattari is common, which means words like 'Body without organs' and 'Deterritorialization' apply here too.

"Nothing human makes it out of the near-future"

It is also important to note the Neo-China aesthetics and also Sinofuturism are utilised sometimes, the latter having been described as a science fiction work that already exists.