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Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operations, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts...
Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters of data. Like city lights, receding.
William Gibson, Neuromancer
A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, John Perry Barlow
EFF : Electronic Frontier Foundation
That our lives are so thoroughly a patchwork of such disconnected states is not a "natural" condition but rather the product of a dense and powerful remaking of human subjectivity in the West over the last 150 years. Nor is it insignificant now at the end of the twentieth century that one of the ways an immense social crisis of subjective dis-integration is metaphorically diagnosed is as a deficiency of "attention".
Jonathan Crary, Suspensions of Perception - Attention, Spectacle, and Modern Culture