Tim Berners-Lee, and Mark Fischetti, “Weaving the Web”, 1999. was a nonfiction, computer-science book about the invention of the “World Wide Web” by its inventor Tim Berners-Lee. William Gibson, “Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy)”, 1984 was the first science fiction novel of the “Sprawl Trilogy”. William Gibson coins the term “cyberspace” in “Neuromancer” which become the “de facto” designation of inventor Tim Berners-Lee’s “World Wide Web”.
William Gibson, “Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy)”, 1984 the science fiction novel is the topic of this blog post. The Gutenberg Revolution of the “42-Line Bible” of 1455 AD is surpassed; and, Tim Berners-Lee’s 1989 “cyberspace” invention of the “World Wide Web” required that introduction. William Gibson, “Neuromancer (Sprawl Trilogy)”, 1984 has “computer science” as the Science in this sci-fi novel.
Humans have migrated from “Trees, to Caves, to Farms, to Cities, to Cyberspace” is a quote from sci-fi writer Michael Crichton. Johannes Gutenberg was a “city dweller”; but, Tim Berners-Lee is a “cyberspace dweller. The protagonist in William Gibson’s, “Neuromancer”, 1984 is the 24-years old “Henry Chase”. The story setting begins in Japan’s, “Chiba City” in the Tokyo Bay area of Honshu Island. Henry Chase is a “computer hacker”, low-life looking for one last “job”. Henry Chase is described by writer William Gibson as a “console man” and a “cyber cowboy”. “Julius Deane” is a character that is 135-years old; and, yearly get “genetic surgeons” to reset his DNA. Mitsubishi-Genentech is among the giant corporations in control of the “Neuromancer” world.
“Cyberspace” is according to writer William Gibson defined as follows.
“Cyberspace is a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts… A graphical representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system.” The protagonist “Henry Chase” is the prototype for the newly created sci-fi genre “cyberpunk”: and, William Gibson, “The Sprawl Trilogy”, 1984 Neuromancer, 1986 Count Zero, and 1988 Mona Lisa Overdrive are foundational cyberpunk novels.