by Megan S.
Got a pair of Aviator shades in your purse along with your smartphone and a couple of bucks? Then, according to a 1990s Mondo 2000 graphic, you're as much of a cyberpunk as Hiro Protagonist, Y.T., Molly and Case.
How's that, you ask?
Almost every single item the approximately 20 year old graphic lists as crucial to being a cyberpunk is available via your iPhone. Video camera, music player, internet capability, eReader, video player, cell phone, computer, text message receiver, GPS and camera all came pre-loaded. As for a scanner, encryption program, and voice changer, well, there are apps for those.
The future is now, people, and we didn't even need corporate city-states to bring about a dystopia first.