This weeks topic got a little technical, touching base on cyberspace and cyberpunk before continuing the discussion on centralised and distributed networks. I think this topic in particular really highlights the transformation we are making into virtual reality and how we are ultimately becoming it and how its shaping the future of how we interact in and with the Internet. Creating ‘a new space beyond material borders for a free flow of information, thought, nothing but thought’.
“Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and thought itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications. Ours is a world that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where bodies live.”
The cyberpunk movement has brought us to question, what it means to be human in the non-space of the mind? What it means to enter the space of virtual reality when we are still trying to move into a more distributed network.