Escape Velocity : Cyberculture at the End of the Century

Escape Velocity : Cyberculture at the End of the Century

Book Title: Escape Velocity : Cyberculture at the End of the Century

Author: Philip K. Dick

Format: Paperback | 376 pages

Publication Date: 01 Sep 1997

ISBN-13: 9780802135209

An Unforgettable Journey into the Dark Heart of the Information Age In Escape Velocity Mark Dery takes is on an electrifying tour of the high-tech subcultures that both celebrate and critique our wired world: would-be cyborgs who believe the body is obsolete and dream of downloading their minds into computers, cyber-hippies who boost their brainpower with smart drugs and mind machines, on-line swingers seeking cybersex on electronic bulletin boards, techno-primitives who sport "biomechanical" tattoos of computer circuitry; and cyberpunk roboticists whose Mad Max contraptions duel to the death before howling crowds.

Timely, trenchant, and provocative, Escape Velocity is the first truly critical inquiry into cyberculture-essential reading for everyone interested in computer culture and the shape of things to come.