MaxHeadroom

Greetings Operatives! In this episode Rob and Don discuss the ways in which the reality has come to mirror Cyberpunk fiction. It’s 2016, and in the 1980’s Cyberpunk promised us Netrunning, Posergangs and Rockergirls! What did they get right? What did they get wrong? We also discuss why AKB48 are the perfect girl group, For-Profit Prisons and the glorious show that is Max Headroom! So jack into the net and let your avatar soar into the Department of Nerdly Affairs!

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Show Notes:

African American Culture
Cyberpunk
New Star Trek Series Premiers January 2017
William Gibson
Bruce Sterling
Walter John Williams
Greg Bear
Cyberpunk RPG
Pewdiepie (video)
Fred (video)
AKB48
Baby Metal
3 ways the Japanese entertainment industry keeps idol singers from dating
Hatsune Miku (video)
Vocaloids
My Girlfriend Got a Virus (lyrics because they’ve taken down the song)
Most American Pop Written by 2 Guys
American Flag
Rifftrax
Macross Plus
Datamining
Facebook and Polarization Study
Campus Activists Weaponize Safe Spaces
Posergangs
Horse Race Journalism
Max Headroom Promo Video
Max Headroom Episode One
League of Legends
“The Wizard” (video trailer)
The Wizard – Nintendo Powerglove (video)
Esports
Judge Dredd
Telephone Booth Stuffing
Ray J. Johnson
Uber
West Virginia’s Water Crisis
For Profit Prisons
Is Technology Making Society Safer?
EH: The Broad Street Pump (sanitation)
World’s Largest Clone Factory
Insurance company now offers discounts — if you let it track your Fitbit
Insurance Monitoring Drivers