Thursday, May 08, 2014


Cyberspace.  A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts ....  A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system.  Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data.  Like city lights, receding ....

-- William Gibson (17 March 1948-), American-Canadian writer of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction; Gibson coined the term cyberspace" in his 1981 short story "Burning Chrome", Neuromancer (1984)

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