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In 1984 William Gibson released Neuromancer, a speculative fiction based in a cyberpunk world of the future. Neuromancer was the first instance of the term ‘cyberspace’, continuing the theme throughout the trilogy and inspiring many of modern day media ideals of cyberspace and cyberpunk. 220 more words
Lately I’ve been trying to get to the core of things around virtual reality and the metaphors that are commonly used when describing the experience of being immersed in computer-generated virtual environments such video games. 834 more words
Cyberspace. A Consensual Hallucination.
Also known as the Noir Prophet of the Cyberpunk subgenre, William Gibson is an American Canadian science fiction novelist. In his short story, Burning Chrome (1982), Gibson used for the first time and invented the term cyberspace and later used the concept as a base for his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984). 1,003 more words
Since Gibson’s work Neuromancer, the concept of “jacking-in” has been reworked by numerous sources, in mediums ranging from prose, to television, to movies. The adaptation of this concept to various mediums has afforded it new, previously unavailable opportunities in conveying its concept to a modern audience (to whom the concept of jacking in still remains “firmly” in the realm of science fiction). 669 more words