For a contemporary equivalent, visit the London animation of GPS-tagged Twitter feed during 24 hours, from March 20, 2011.
Some decks that Case shoulda punched:
Released in 1981, the 1K RAM Sinclair ZX81
The Commodore Pet released in 1977
The 1977 AppleII with 2 disk drives and an Apple monitor
This is a SCIF, a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility: a site secured against eavesdropping, electronic or physical.
Neuromancer contains oodles of visualizations for cyberspace
The Buddhist symbol Indra's Net describes the world as a web spun by the cunning maker god Indra. The web is infinite. At every knot in the web a reflective jewel is hung. Everything that has ever existed, every idea past or future, every bit of data, is a jewel.
Every jewel is tied to every other jewel and every jewel reflects every other jewel. And so on ad infinitum.
When any mirrored jewel is changed, all the other mirrored jewels are affected, inferring the notion of a non-self non-localized innate collective wisdom.
SimStim is simulated stimulation, a passive viewing of the world through another person’s senses: their eyes, ears, nose, skin.
In contrast, Virtual Reality is a simulated cyberspace experience for the mind only. VR worlds are simulations in which participants can live lives that would be impossible or dangerous in the physical world. The first great public VR hype occurred in 1992,when Jaron Lanier’s experimental work with VR gloves and helmets became public. The reactionary film Lawnmower Man captured the fascination and fear around VR.
Ironic use of memory lane, as Case's phenomenological primacy of perception is overridden by Molly's.
Does consciousness have a spatial location?
Maurice Merleau-Ponty proposes that the body is forefront as perceiver of the environment and is both subject/object.