cyberelite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cyber- +‎ elite

Noun[edit]

cyberelite (plural cyberelites)

  1. An elite in the world of computers or in cyberspace.
    • 2001, Gregory J. Rattray, Strategic warfare in cyberspace (page 352)
      The cyberelite made up of individuals such as Bill Gates, Mitch Kapor, and Esther Dyson emerged from a computer culture in the 1970s and 1980s that denigrated the government's role in the information age as that of an Orwellian big brother.
    • 2001, Bosah Louis Ebo, Cyberimperialism?: global relations in the new electronic frontier (page 31)
      We are often reminded that while members of a largely Western, male, and affluent cyberelite "amuse themselves in cyberspace, half the human race has never made a telephone call" (Tele-Haves and Have-Nots 1996).