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Cyberculture: Hackers, Bots and Datascape

In his 1984 novel “Neuromancer”, cyberpunk novelist William Gibson famously coined the term “cyberspace” to describe the fictional “datascape” that his characters entered by “jacking in” – connecting their consciousness directly to networked computers. “Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by millions of legitimate operators. . . . A graphic representation of data abstracted from …

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