cyberspace

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪ.bə(ɹ)ˌspeɪs/
  • enPR: SAÏ-buhr-speïs

Etymology[edit]

Blend of cybernetics and space, coined by science-fiction writer William Gibson in his 1982 short story collection Burning Chrome and popularized in his 1984 novel Neuromancer.

  • 1982 July, William Gibson, “Burning Chrome”, Omni, volume 4, number 10, page 72: 
    I knew every chip in Bobby's simulator by heart; it looked like your workaday Ono-Sendai VII, the ‘Cyberspace Seven’, but I'd rebuilt it so many times that you'd have had a hard time finding a square millimetre of factory circuitry in all that silicon.

Noun[edit]

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cyberspace (countable and uncountable, plural cyberspaces)

  1. A world of information through the Internet.
  2. (by extension) The internet as a whole.
  3. (science fiction) A three-dimensional representation of virtual space in a computer network.
    • 1984, William Gibson, Neuromancer, page 51:
      Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding...

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