Keiichi Matsuda. Image courtesy of Meet the Media Guru, via Flickr.
A lot of people (like me) used to think that digital space would be like the brain-frying virtual reality described in William Gibson’s Neuromancer. That novel birthed the pop-culture idea of plugging your consciousness into a digital world and watching the physical realm evaporate. Gibson calls it a “consensual hallucination.” And even thought his vision is 30-years old, it’s as awesome now as it was then.