Once you find you can't walk
as far and as fast as you were able, life becomes more complicated.
Never send a human to do a machine's job.
Cyberpunk deals increasingly with madness, more precisely with the
most philosophically interesting phenomenon of madness:
"Cyber" and "punk" - the ideal post-modern couple: a machine
philosophy that can create the world in its own image and a
self-mutilating freedom, that is that image snarling back.
A lot of us don't want to be
quite that serious about world problems. Our life is there to enjoy,
not to be an eternal dissident, eternally unhappy with how things
are and with the state of mankind.
We are very quickly entering a world where the difference between
fantasy and reality is difficult or impossible to distinguish. It is
a globalized world pulsing with information flows and data
commodities, a place where infinite sub-cultures and mind cults live
in their own pocket universes.
Throughout human history, we have been dependent
on machines to survive. Fate, it seems, is not without a sense of
The technical revolution reshaping our society is based not in
hierarchy but in decentralization, not in rigidity, but in fluidity.
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