We live in a time where anyone and everyone has the power to express and explore information available on the internet. From a centralised network (super strict and controlled) to a distributed network (super chill, relaxed and an absolute mess), a distinct shift can be seen that has left us with a changed world.
To go from a very controlled, coordinated and connected system (efficient, fast and without wastage) to one of total anarchy and mayhem is a bizarre occurrence.
Our eyes were opened to cyberspace and in turn we were introduced to Cyberculture. The emergence of cyberpunk and cyberlibertarian tropes has allowed us more access to information and new innovative ideas, which has allowed us to evolve as a species. We find ourselves tied between the virtual reality of cyberspace and the everyday life of the real world. We find ourselves questioning what it means to be “human”.
The rapid advancements in networking and communication has allowed a more liberated and free flow of information to more people all around the world. A distributed network may not be perfect or efficient, but for now it is effective and seems to work.