meatspace

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See also: meat-space and meat space

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meat +‎ space; by analogy with cyberspace.

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meatspace (uncountable)

  1. (Internet, often derogatory) The physical world, as opposed to the virtual world of the Internet.
    • 2005 March 2, shmegegge, "Origin of the term meatspace?", Ask MetaFilter:
      Where did the term "meatspace" originate? I know it entered the OED in 2000 (alongside 'gaydar,' 'cybersquatting' and 'Frankenfood'), and I see The Word Spy credits a 1995 article about John Perry Barlow as the "earliest citation," but I think I saw it in cyberpunk sci-fi before that. Anyone got an earlier appearance than 1995?
    • 2019 April 7, Rita Liao, “The team behind Baidu’s first smart speaker is now using AI to make films”, TechCrunch:
      The HBO sci-fi blockbuster Westworld has been an inspiring look into what humanlike robots can do for us in the meatspace.

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