Essay On Cyberpunk

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While science fiction was once primarily "about science," it has since evolved into a far-reaching field that encompasses a variety of subgenres.
⦁ cyberpunk: The cyberpunk genre emerged in the early 1980s; combining cybernetics and punk, the term was coined by author Bruce Bethke for his 1980 short story Cyberpunk. The time frame is usually near-future and the settings are often dystopian in nature and characterized by misery. Common themes in cyberpunk include advances in information technology and especially the Internet, visually abstracted as cyberspace and artificial intelligence.
⦁ Time travel: Time travel stories have antecedents in the 18th and 19th centuries. Time travel continues to be a popular subject in modern science fiction, in print, movies, and television episodes of Stargate SG1 and the BBC television series Doctor Who.
⦁ Alternative history : Alternative history stories are based on the premise that historical events might have turned out differently. These stories may use time travel to change the past, or may simply set a story in a universe with a different history from our own.
⦁ Military SF: Military science fiction is set in the context of conflict between national,
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Subsequently, humans’ ever-expanding capitalist needs lead them to another planet where they are at risk of making modernity’s same mistakes. In Avatar, Cameron shows us an Eden-like world, untouched by destructive human qualities, almost a post-nuclear refuge for people but with one caveat. Humans must abandon their capitalist values and reinvent themselves to cohabitate respectfully and harmoniously with their environment and each other. It is not innocent that Cameron chose to call this world Pandora. It’s a world representing richness and gifts in the form of precious minerals, which will unleash the worst in humans as they seek to mine its sacred
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