Cyberpunk is a science fiction subgenre characterized by anti-heroes fighting against a system or oppressors in a dehumanized, high-tech dystopian future. The term «Cyberpunk» derives from a combination of the words «cybernetics», the
science of replacing human functions with computers, and «punk», the music style. In the 1980s, the genre gained global popularity thanks to William Gibson’s novel “Neuromancer” and the cult film «Blade Runner». Other films such as «Robo-
Cop» and «Judge Dredd» were released soon after. Finally, «The Matrix» wound up being the most cyberpunk-influenced film of its era.