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Definition of cyberspace

cyberspace

  • Cyberspace is a term coined by the novelist William Gibson in his novel Neuromancer to describe existence in virtual reality (or loosely in the internet): "Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphical representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the non-space of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding..." --William Gibson, Neuromancer
    He never leaves his room because all of his friends exist in cyberspace.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Ray G. from Seattle, WA, USA on Jan 12 2003.

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