The future has imploded onto the present.
There was no nuclear Armageddon.
There's too much
Estate to lose. The new battlefield is people's minds.
The megacorps ARE the new governments.
U.S.is a big bully with lackluster economic power.
The world is splintering into a trillion subcultures
and designer cults with their own languages,codes,and lifestyles.
Computer-generated info-domains are
the next frontiers.
There IS better living through chemistry.
Small groups or individual "console
cowboys" can wield tremendous power over governments,corporations,etc.
The coalescence of a computer
"culture" is expressed in self-aware computer music,art,virtual communities,and a hacker/street tech
The computer nerd image is passe and people are not ashamed anymore about the role the
computer has in this subculture.
The computer is a cool tool,a friend,important human
We're becoming cyborgs. Our tech is getting smaller,closer to us, and it will soon merge
Some attitudes that seem to be related:
Information wants to be free.
to computers and anything which may teach you something about how the world works should be unlimited and
Always yield to the hands-on imperative.
Do It Yourself.
Fight the Power.
Feed the noise back into the
Surf the Edges.