How large is cyberspace?
Asked by mohanbirsingh ghura, 05 Aug '09 07:00 pm
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Gibson\'s definition of cyberspace in a science fiction novel in 1984 was remarkably prescient. Today\'s world wide web is the beginning of the organization of and access to the data Gibson refers to, but as a visualization it is embryonic and, so far, unremarkable--it is simply hypertext, not the immersive environment envisioned by Gibson. The fact that we are constrained to such tame presentation is primarily attributable to the twin problems of rapid transfer of large amounts of data and computing high quality renderings in real time. When we achieve near-instant access to the requisite data and the capacity to generate detailed immersive, interactive visuals on the fly, cyberspace will reach is vaunted potential as a useful, immersive virtual reality. But what should it look like once we\'ve engineered the capacity to create it? Gibson\'s vision is rather limited here. Lines of light and glowing blue pyramids provide nice imagery for a science fiction novel, but what we ...moreAnswered by jameel ahmed, 05 Aug '09 07:06 pm
It is as large as the myriad mind of man!Answered by T A RAMESH, 05 Aug '09 07:12 pm
No measure for thisAnswered by SriniVenkat, 05 Aug '09 07:02 pm
At Large in Cyberspace is an occasional series presenting subjective views of the online experience. !!Answered by Oberoi, 05 Aug '09 07:01 pm