‘Technology … to a very real extent that’s what we are.’ These are the words of William Gibson, author of the cyberpunk novels Neuromancer and Virtual Light, contributing to a recent TV documentary about the fundamental changes taking place in our society. It was William Gibson who coined the word ‘cyberspace’, and thus conjured up the concept of a ‘space’, hitherto unknown, reached through computers, but arrived at beyond them: a new dimension where we all can connect.
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