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No.34182

Do you live in a cyberpunk-looking city, /cyb/? Pic related isn't far from my apartment. (not that cyberpunk, but still impressive considering it's a fucking ancient city)
What are some pretty /cyb/ real life locations? Post pics.

Also, what does a city require to get a cyberpunk atmosphere/aesthetics? Hong Kong comes to my mind.

  No.34185

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>Do you live in a cyberpunk-looking city, /cyb/?
Yep.
>what does a city require to get a cyberpunk atmosphere/aesthetics?
Commie blocks.

  No.34186

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>100,000+ people
>high population density
>cultural/racial/economic diversity
>significant tech corp presence
>vibrant nightlife
>reliable public transit

Lived two different places that apply to these criteria - Seattle, WA, and Montreal, QC. I wish I hadn't moved away, but such is life. One day I'll go back to one of them for good.

  No.34188

>Do you live in a cyberpunk looking city
Nope. Phoenix, Arizona
>What does a city require to get a cyberounk aesthetic
I usually think of neon lights, dark alleyways, and lots of concrete

  No.34191

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Kinda, downtown is more neo-gothic with old buildings, some on pretty bad shape, full of graffiti and bums/trannies/drug users inside, while on closer to the port it kinda looks like City 17 from Half-Life 2.

  No.34192

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Some parts of detroit

"Chinese investors and a ton of degenerates playing techno music"

  No.34194

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>>34192
Sounds exactly like Melbourne too. It's almost a different world compared to where I live now.

Honestly high population density and excessive neon lighting are all I feel it takes. I went to Hong Kong many years ago and it definitely fulfilled those, I can only imagine it today.

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Žižkov a part of Prague I live in is pretty industrial and dystopia looking unsure if cyberpunk though, judge yourself

  No.34216

>>34186
I live in Montreal, QC. It's a nice place, but I don't think the general attitude is very cyb,

  No.34228

>>34216
The attitude will hardly ever be cyberpunk - that's why it's called cyberPUNK. However, I think that the environment of the city makes a cyberpunk lifestyle very easy

  No.34245

Portland Oregon
I didnt realize of /cyb/ it was until i moved here.

  No.34253

Ever try image searching yourtown + cyberpunk? Sadly I get nothing of value but I wonder if anyone else has any luck.

  No.34264

>>34245
do you mind explaining a bit about where/how it's cyb? I've always been interested in portland.

  No.34279

>>34228
montreal has a culture of rebellion/punk so yeah I agree, if you're a low life, Montreal is well suited too you. As far as Aesthetic, outside of the Grafitti, though, I don't see it as Cyberpunk.

I want to visit a city with a lower/upper city. I want sky bridges.

  No.34291

>>34279
From what I recall, the punks in Montreal aren't very "cyber" but they are extremely "punk". Montreal is more hippie I think. The general culture is also a bit more interactive than say Toronto where everyone seems to have their heads up their own asses 24/7. I like visiting Montreal though.

  No.34303

>>34191
Santos is not really much cyber, but it is dystopian af

  No.34304

Living in Berlin is pretty /cyb/. Half the city is communist concrete buildings (I live in one), the other half is modern glass palaces. Also, many people here wear faux-80s fashion, and it's the heart of the German hacker scene.

There's also projects like Freifunk, a city-wide wireless mesh-net everyone can join. I get my internet by pointing an antenna to a church 2 km away.

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is LA /cyb?

  No.34327

>>34326
>"is this /cyb/?"
Look at sticky

  No.34328

>>34327
That is more geared towards the OP of threads, not posts (as much).

>>34326
I would say so. You have one of the largest cities in the world (in terms of land area, not population), and there's a lot of low life elements. Some places there are really nice buildings, stores, etc., and a few blocks over from there are bad neighborhoods with gangs. There's a decent amount of tech there, but I would say the attitude of the area moreso contributes to it being cyberpunk than its aesthetics.

I think that the attitude of someplace is always more important than its aesthetics when wondering if a place is /cyb/ or not. They still play an important part, of course. Aesthetics are always quite nice.

  No.34344

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St. John's Newfoundland. This is about as cyber as it gets here.

  No.34359

>>34199
the new Deus Ex is gonna be there, pretty /cyb/

  No.34385

When describing a city, isn't cyberpunk pretty much just a synonym for "alienating shithole poorly suited to raising children?"

  No.34389

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Another Maritimer lainon here. Never been to St. John's myself, but Halifax, NS is probably the most cyber in the Atlantic; especially considering the crime rate of the surrounding area.

  No.34390

>>34389
Meant to reply to >>34344

  No.34392

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Moscow pretty cyb at night.

  No.34395

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São Paulo, Brazil

Not aesthetically cyber, but very punk.
>Very active night life
>Corrupt government
>Immigrants selling cheap electronics in the street
>Semi-functional subway

  No.34410

>>34385
That would be the lowlife part of "hightech + lowlife". Generally a cyberpunk place has extremes of luxury and poverty nearby, plus an international atmosphere and a massive black economy.

  No.34411

>>34410
So then why would you want to live in a cyberpunk place?

  No.34412

>>34411
For the aesthetic ofc

  No.34413

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>>34411
I personally don't think a cyberpunk future is preferable for humanity but it's where we are headed anyway, and to some extent we already are living in. Accepting this probability, the sort of cities described in that post offer certain opportunities for personal advancement (namely in that "black economy") and hopefully to find community among some like-minded scumbags. These places are the front lines where the old way of life is being destroyed and replaced by the new, with or without our consent. I'd rather surf the wave than be crushed under it.

  No.34490

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>>34182
Surprised nobody mentioned Kowloon City

  No.34497

>>34490
Do you think anyone here likely lived in Kowloon?

  No.34498

>>34303
It is, indeed, specially downtown with all the old buildings and the port area.
Have you ever been here?

>>34359
Didn't knew it, I barely pay attention to any vidya releases nowadays, but Deus Ex is an exception, hopefully this one wont suck.

  No.34500

http://iwashilove.tumblr.com/post/144046610800/%E3%82%84%E3%81%A3%E3%81%B1%E3%81%97%E9%9D%99%E3%81%8B

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im crawling this shit for non js browsers now

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Basically what I'm trying to say is, I;m not even weeb but japan is cyb af and looks beautiful

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dat urban gardening vibe

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Alright friends im done for now. Have a great day

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>>34503
>>34502
>>34504
>>34505
>>34506

Great pictures, thank you lainon.

  No.34692

>>34490
If the picture's not bullshitting, it sounds kind of like what I've heard about the Projects in Chicago.

  No.34716

>>34557
Off topic,
but that's not from the show?
Concept art or fan art?

  No.34754

IMO any good sized Japanese city is cyb at night. I used to live in Naha, Okinawa. I remember watching the monorail across the river from the park. It was just like tomorrowland. And it's not just appearance. Net cafe's, one of the most advanced cell phone networks in the world, their love of robotics... It's cliche but Japan really is cyb in general.

  No.34776

>>34498
>>34303
Santos is pretty cyb at night with all the piss yellow lights and cars heaping at the narrow streets full of cameras

  No.34827

>>34754
I'm sure you're right. I'm not any weeb but I immediately think of Japan when discussing cyberpunk, especially since they produce some of the best fiction about it.

Also "Japan" is no longer limited to a string of islands way over there somewhere. Any western city with a lot of Japanese will have a pocket of what you describe.

Similarly I thought Toronto was the most /cyb/ place I'd ever seen, walking through the Korean neighbourhood which sounded a little like what you describe in many ways; and this was 15 years ago before such culture was as universal as it is now. The cafes were open 24 hours so neighbours could stay up all night on the internet with friends and relatives, for who it was the middle of the day on the other side of the planet.

  No.34834

>>34326
in terms of aesthetics, some parts of downtown are pretty /cyb/. most other places in LA arent. The valley is especially not very /cyb/.
The attitiude is very reliant on tech, but at most 1/20 of the population is actually into computers or secure in general. Lots of large tech corps, especially in the marina area. Lots of nice highways that look pretty damn cyb, too bad there is always cars on them so you can never really have fun on em. Besides downtown, nightlife only exists on fridays and saturdays, and even then its fairly lax (though im no authority on it, i dont go out to bars or anything of the sort, but you cant go and have a coffee at a cafe at 2AM like some other cities)

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>>34557
you are very welcome

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was somewhere on that shitty http://www.meh.ro/ site

  No.34876

>>34344
Pretty cyb, b'y.