moments in cyberpunk

Timeline created by aligoat
  • First use of the word 'robot'

    Czech writer Karel Capek first uses the word 'robot' in his sciene fiction play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots). *year 1921, actual date not known
  • First use of the word 'punk'

    The early use of the word 'punk' occurs in this year, to describe a criminal. *year 1928, actual date not known.
  • Term 'cybernetics' created

    Norbert Weiner coins the term 'cybernetics' - transdisciplinary approach for exploring regulatory systems, their structures, constraints, and possibilities. Weiner's original definition was 'the scientific study of control and communication in the animal and the machine' (Wiener, Norbert (1948). Cybernetics, or Communication and Control in the Animal and the Machine, Cambridge: MIT Press, retrieved 28/08/2012).
  • Term 'cyborg' created

    Manfred E. Clynes and Nathan S. Kline create 'cyborg' to refer to their conception of an enhanced human being who could survive in extraterrestrial environments (, retrieved 28/08/2012).
  • Blade Runner released

    Ridley Scott's film 'Blade Runner' is released, and is described as capturing the total meaning of cyberpunk - a juxtoposition of high technology and social decay.
  • Term 'cyberspace' created

    *actual date not known, only year. (, retrieved 29/08/2012).