Back at university I used to spend a lot of time in an RPG called Cyberpunk 2020
. In this future set game the world (i.e. the USA where the game was set) is significantly different to the present day with widespread economic collapse (a-la Bruce Sterling's Distraction
), corporate dominance and highly sophisticated technology such as voluntary replacement limbs / eyes / etc.
I had always considered that some of the things in CP2020 were likely to come to pass - later rather than sooner. 2020 always seemed too close for the sort of envisaged radical change.
Some days I'm not so sure.Highly complex robotic replacement limbs
.Eight years and counting...