duminică, 29 ianuarie 2012

[...] lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind [...]

"The matrix has its root in primitive arcade games," said the voice-over, "in early graphics programs and military experimentation with cranial jacks." On the Sony, a two-dimensional space war faded behind a forest of mathematically generated ferns, demonstrating the spacial possibilities of logarithmic spirals; cold blue military footage burned through, lab animals wired into test systems, helmets feeding into fire control circuits of tanks and war planes. "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 the 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..."

"What's that?" Molly asked, as he flipped the channel selector.

"Kid's show." A discontinuous flood of images as the selector cycled. "Off," he said to the Hosaka.

William Gibson, "Neuromancer"


3 comentarii:

Nimeni... spunea...

Multumesc. Aproape uitasem de el. Piata in iarna, Neuromantul, Lumea lui Rocannon si Stalker, piese de suflet.

Florin Pîtea spunea...

Uneori face bine să ne amintim de cele sfinte. :)

Florin Pîtea spunea...

Pe acelaşi subiect, te invit să parcurgi articolul acesta: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/02/understandingambient. Lectură plăcută şi numai bine!