NTT are releasing a 3D web browser that looks a little (just a little) like how I imagined cyberspace to look when reading Neuromancer by William Gibson although my cyberspace was much darker and a little more Tronlike.
Neuromancer is one of my top books of all time. It blew me away when I read it and that was when I was firmly a ‘cyberpunk’ as a collegue of the time called me. When it was released in 1984 it must have been even more awesome – William Gibson invented the term cyberspace in Neuromancer.
I loved the idea of visually moving through a virtual world representing cyberspace; where sites where portrayed as physical objects that you could interact with or attack.
If you haven’t read Neuromancer put your mouse down now and go and do so.