William Gibson was writing fiction about the product when he predicted the Internet. And as his writings became reality, he became one of the first to talk about the real consequences of the growth and development of cyberspace. Now, with the dust of the first Internet revolution settling, it is time to publish Gibson’s collection of essays on the technological and cultural boundaries of this new world. The world of people, books, music, movies, computers, big cities and the global economy. The world of the future is here. ”Gibson does a terrific trick. Instead of predicting the future, he finds it everywhere, mixed with the past and reveals it to us. » The New York Times Book Review «Half Detective, Half Culture Snapshot — Tied Together by Gibson’s Refined Prose.» Arena «One of the most astute and interesting commentators on our wondrous, chaotic present.» The Washington Post Book World Abstract William Gibson is best known as a novelist and author of contemporary science fiction. However, over the course of his writing career, he has collaborated with a wide variety of publications that required his understanding of contemporary culture. He has written for Wired, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone and others — about music, film, technology, literature, computers and people. About what is on the verge of the present and the future. These essays have NEVER been published together. In addition, some of the texts appeared only on the Internet and in publications that no longer exist. This book is an immersion in the consciousness of the author, who has formed not only a generation of writers, artists, designers and filmmakers, but also a whole layer of modern culture.