We’re going to keep the new year going with some more Cyberpunk 2077. With a soft commitment to return to Panam and join her Nomad family, V must now tend to a lot of unfinished business in Night City. Does Night City have anything more to offer V that returning to the Nomads denies? Will V, or Panam and her family even survive long enough to see things through until the end?
It looks like we’re really getting into some of the deeper lore of Cyberpunk 2077 now. On the surface, Cyberpunk 2077 seems to be about the commoditization of everything, with proxy waring corporations who run the world, and the disillusionment of freedom and privacy, as cybernetics are redefining what it means to be human. What we’ve learned is that below the surface of this already seemingly doomed dystopian landscape, there’s apparently the looming threat of artificial intelligence officially making humanity irrelevant and obsolete.
Does humanity even have a chance to win this fight, when we’re so dependent on the systems and infrastructure controlled by technology? Was it by design that artificial intelligence made humanity become more and more dependent on what could ultimately destroy us? How will this play out in the Cyberpunk 2077 games? I’m very interested in how things develop and what happens next, but I’m also concerned that the scope of artificial intelligence and a technological singularity is actually beyond what we could ever imagine. But then that’s also what makes the topic so interesting.