The Role of Corporations in Cyberpunk 2077's Dystopian Futur

The Role of Corporations in Cyberpunk 2077's Dystopian Futur

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Cyberpunk shows a completely dystopian future, but is that really possible? While the future-oriented and dystopian themes of the game fascinate our imagination, the idea of actually living in a world like that is very concerning.

Before we go further, let’s understand what a cyberpunk dystopian future is!

Cyberpunk 2077 is a sci-fi game that greatly resembles the “Noir” film, especially the titles such as Blade Runner, Snowcrash, and Akira. The game is set in the future, demonstrating a high-tech world where corporations are extremely powerful.

Cyberpunk also predicts high inequality in wealth distribution. Everything is privatized. Corporates have turned into kingdoms, where the poor are only meant to serve their superiors. The government exists, but it is too weak to control the corporate sector.

The bartenders in the Night City are required by their corporate owners to turn their skin into metal, which makes them look half robot and half human. This shows the extent of sovereignty that corporations hold over civilians in the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty graphics update.

In terms of a sci-fi backdrop, Cyberpunk 2077 is simply amazing. It truly captivates the attention of its players and makes them think about different issues such as transhumanism and class welfare. But however jaw-dropping it may be, this is not the world that you’d ever consider raising your kids in.

Constitutional freedom, human rights, and all the things that a government usually provides are now thrown out of the window. Only corporations run the world, which means no more democracy or public welfare. In essence, cyberpunk can be considered a warning as to where society is headed if technological advancements stay unchecked.

Is the cyberpunk future possible?

If we look at a cyberpunk movie from the 90s and compare it to the current world, we’d say that not only is Cyberpunk 2077’s future possible, but we are already halfway there! Smartphones in everyone’s hands, laptops and PCs in every house, smartwatches, autonomous driving, robots, kiosks, and what else? The world that we are living in has already been significantly impacted by the rise of technology, AI, and robotics.

Let’s look at some real-world examples of recent innovations. Chat GPT was launched, which put the careers of thousands of writers and programmers in danger. Now corporations don’t need creative individuals to develop their marketing copies or write code for their websites; Chat GPT can singlehandedly do it all.

The most surprising fact of all. No one could have wondered that humans would become friends or lovers with robots. But it’s already happening!

There is a new Snapchat AI assistant that has become the best friend of every other application user. As everyone is living a super busy life, people hardly have time for each other. This makes them tend to use AI bots for affection and consolation.

If you go on Reddit, you will see people sharing heartfelt stories about how the Snapchat AI listened to their feelings and helped them overcome their deepest fears. Another man in Belgium committed suicide after falling in love with the Snapchat AI. He claimed that “the bot loved him more than his wife and family” and took his own life after apparently getting a sign from the bot saying, “Join me.”.

Tesla made strides in the EV industry and made people familiar with the concept of “self-driving” cars. What previously seemed like just a bright piece of imagination is now being transformed into reality. Similarly, Dubai just opened the first human-less restaurant, where robots take orders, serve people, and manage the overall business without any human workers.

All of this points towards a future where AI will replace humans in every aspect of their lives, and this is exactly what the Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty graphics update demonstrates in its futuristic settings.

Corporates: An undeniable evil in the future?

It goes without saying that the corporate side can be super scary if it goes unchecked or unopposed. The monopoly of key players in the industry has the potential to make everyone their slave in the future.

Now, the question is: can the mega-corps sector really become this evil?

With the CEO of Nestle saying that water is not a human right and should be privatised, we can say that these firms have already started climbing on the ladder of wealth disparity.

You must have heard of the breaking news when Twitter kicked Trump off their platform while he was still the president. If this doesn’t show the power of corporations over democracy, then what does?

This means that the possibility of a dystopian future is, in fact, very real!

Cyberpunk 2077 Phantom Liberty Graphics Update!

Cyberpunk 2077 is already an amazingly captivating game. Especially if you have modern hardware or the latest gaming gear, the Night City metropolis looks very realistic. In the recent update, the graphics have been improved even more, which takes your gaming experience to another level.

The most prominent enhancements are in the game’s textures, lightning, and resolution. There are more than 30 moderators in the game. If you select the right mod for your gameplay, you can even get 4K resolution, enabling path tracing, shading, and much more!

For instance, when vanilla rain and no rain mods are compared side by side, it shows that vanilla rain can cause shimmering on the edges of the screen. On the other hand, no rain gives much better clarity, detailing, and graphic precision.

The HD rework is magnificent; you can see every little detail with maximum clarity on any monitor with standard resolution. While passing through Bellevue Overwalk, the asphalt texture, especially, gives a very realistic ambience. The NVIDIA RTX series lets you see even a fat guy walking on the street in more than 20 variations.

Other than this, now characters can invite each other for dates in apartments. The font size of the interface text can be changed for better readability. Other integrated functions include reduced styling, larger elements, and much more, making Cyberpunk 2077 stand out in the gaming industry.

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