I have been reading Douglas Rushkoff’s writings on cyberculture since the early 1990s when I did my senior dissertation on Cyberpunk Literature. Although he was not the only one at the time writing critical essays about a future where humans and machines became increasingly indistinguishable, his was a voice that stood out from the rest. What he talked about often sounded fantastic, but extremely plausible. Later when I was getting my M.S. in technical communication, Rushkoff’s Cyberia: Life in the Trenches of Cyberspace was required reading if you wanted to understand the future of communication.

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