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William Gibson
Birth date: November 13, 1914
Died: November 25, 2008
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 month ago
(Original Review, 1985)Isn't that just the thing? With the digital world, social media and the online life, comes an entirely new kind of creeping, monolithic conformity. When everywhere you go cookies are recording your choices, advertising companies can predict your needs and your boss is your fri...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
Hippies have known about these dangerous technologies for a long time, and the state cracks down hard on them, and not entirely without good reason either. The world cannot run (for long anyway) on raves and drugs and loud music, any fool can see that. There is also a false economy in these supposed...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
I think it's very telling - and promising, that this guy who thinks he can predict an apocalyptic future for Earth where 80% of people are killed has had at least the first part of his dystopian fantasy fall at the first hurdle. Just because you got it right on a few obvious ones - Cyberspace, virtu...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 2 months ago
Is there a Monalisa Overdrive future in the works? That's not to say that there aren't plenty of SF predicted futures for the world that involve a sort of Utopian society where experiences are increasingly shared and cooperative than individually ring-fenced and private, but it's very easy to discre...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 months ago
“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 the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of ligh...
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