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I always have been interested in cyberpunk and sci-fi themes.
The kinda 2cool4u haxor kinda kid.

"Man it would be cool to have AR systems irl"
"yea ima l33t h4x0r lol check out my kali"
"expoct us lol"

How ever as i reach my 20s i feel like actively rejecting the current cyberpunk reality we live in(and all fictional ones started to soud kinda shitty too),
: 3/4 of the people i know are on some mind altering substance
from rich girls becoming cocaine groupies being passed around to crackheads tweaking at a middle school parking lot, everybody its terminally online to the point that not being in social media makes you borderline socially dead, big tech and banks are waging a war against old oil giants and fundies while the middle class(who barely exists anymore) its genocided, manufactured race tensions are monetized in expense of actual problem solving, china bugmen are taking over large parts of the world, most entertainers are involved in plenty of epstein tier shit, and other garbage i sure forgot to mention.

this isnt some primitivist rant either since i think thats a cowardly retarded way of dealing with problems.

Shortly i left high school i felt really jaded thinking about everything, so for a while i read many books, studied many religions and talked to all kinds of different people only to feel extreme nihlism creeping in and i felt no past philosophy predicted this.

I have developed into a positive nihilism since then and feel like i should be the best version of myself while rejecting this world and the people who want to be a part of it.
Some of my friends started calling this philosophy as being Chadpilled.

What about you wirenon? Do you enjoy the cyberpunk reality?
Do you wanna be a keol cyberwarrior and wear tight pants with lots of pockets? What is your life philosophy in the digital era?


Cyberpunk is dystopian, you are not supposed to want to live in its world. I don't think you have to reject cyberpunk to reject the "cyberpunk reality", as many of the cyberpunk works reject it too, or at least heavily criticise it. People usually overemphasize the aesthetics (the "cyber") elements of it and downplay the critical (the "punk") parts of it, but you don't have to follow it. Cyberpunk does not have to be about neon signs and synthwave.


i understand that now that i have matured, that does not change the reality we live in though only my perspective of it, the point of this thread is not bash cyberpunk works but to discuss how to (mentally) survive in the current reality without becoming entrapped into it


u just gotta man up and exert your will over it


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>I have developed into a positive nihilism
>Some of my friends started calling this philosophy as being Chadpilled.


what does "positive nihilism" means?


Some retarded depressed atheist cope no doubt.


That video really is something. Galactic empires and video games? While conveniently forgetting that a third of our lives, half of the hours spent awaken, is sacrificed on the altars of Economy…


From the comments:
>Optimistic nihilism is basically like a Minecraft world. There’s no point of it, but you have so much stuff to learn and do.
I love how Minecraft has become a frame of reference for real life now. I went walking in the countryside with my friends once and one of them said, while we were walking across a field, that the sheep sounded just like they do in Minecraft…


Technically everything its cope this seems like a healthy one tbh.

I agree with OP point if thats how he views life, better than being an addict or self harming and other destructive coping mechanisms


>Technically everything is cope
retarded depressed atheist found



Im am quite happy with my life, can you elaborate on that?

also not atheist


Like this a lot. Also into Nick Land and Mark Fisher.


I definitely enjoy the work of the so-called accelerationists, but more from the perspective of science fiction.
Of course it was a major point of theirs that the line between science fiction and political/critical theory is obliterated, but the accelerationists don't offer much of a politics.
Accelerationism is definitely a cope, and the CCRU knew about the essentially religious character of what they were doing and leaned into it. The old religions (scientism, monotheism, polytheism, zen) are dying as the nature of humanity evolves, accelerationism will likely be a big part of the new "religion" as it has so many elements already in place. Just as science fiction predicted/produced technologies, it will also produce the new culture. One to be distinguished from the "cyber-culture" of the late century, which was steeped in optimism due to the sheer novelty of the thing. Now, the techno-nihilism is REAL and the era of the Cybergoth begins. If you start a blog on Cybergothic Cargo-Culture now, you might end up canonized!
All this to say, it's a fucking MASSIVE COPE but if everyone's coping in the same way we just call it culture.


bro ur a chaddddd!! congratssssss bro


I just wish they would resurrect 0ch instead of shitposting on the fedi.


neo-postpunk its real.

from incelcore/bedroompunk to positive nihilism to social collapse and culture change paired with increasing surreal applications of tech

its like 79 all over again


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>How ever as i reach my 20s
>I have developed into a positive nihilism
>Some of my friends started calling this philosophy as being Chadpilled.
Your heart's going in the right cardinal direction at least.


i think cyberpunk in terms of that whole "cyberphilosophy" definitely still has way more to explore. the aesthetic of cyberpunk is dead and gone though. well, "undead" is a better term. i always hated the shit out of that shallow aesthetic sheen built with no real intention or criticism or meaning underneath it, and to see people romanticize and embrace it like it was ever a positive is frankly disgusting. however, i always interpret the real message of "cyberpunk" as an idea as follows: you can make the most of what you've got, no matter how oppressive. there's always a way in, there's always an underground, a means to communicate, a community to hang around.

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