chapter  4
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CYBERSPACE AND THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

Cyberspace is, according to the guruesque William Gibson, a ‘consensual hallucination’. The contemporary debate on cyberspace and virtual reality is something of a consensual hallucination, too. There is a common vision of a future that will be different from the present, of a space or a reality that is more desirable than the mundane one that presently surrounds and contains us. It is a tunnel vision. It has turned a blind eye on the world we live in.