The sci-fi he novelist, famous for inventing the word ‘cyberspace’, William Gibson, is launching these days his latest book Spook Country . In the interview he reveals the relationship between technology and society ever since his cyberpunk classic Neuromancer, also what he missed in it, why he’s not a technophile, on Second life, hypertext way of writing, corporate futurism… His new novel is set in the present, in fact, the near past. Interesting fact is that one of the characters in the novel is young man name Tito, from Cuba
speaks fluent Russian, lives in one room in a NoLita warehouse, and does delicate jobs involving information transfer.
Someone said that Gibson gives up on the future. I couldn’t agree. Maybe beacuse the present is now?