LG15 Anticipated by William Gibson

As usual, William Gibson presages reality by several years...

Those of you heartbroken by the LonelyGirl15 controversy - you mean she was FAKING!!!??? - should read or re-read Pattern Recognition (written in 2002).

In the story a series of art videos appear at irregular intervals on the Internet... Who posted them, are they real, what do they actually depict? It becomes a "mystical viral" thing.

I am not the first to note The Association with LG15 - it has been under discussion on Gibson's Blog's Message Board. (So many geeks in the world, so little semtex.)

Gibson's prescience is astounding. As per.



Posted by: expat@large on Sep 25, 06 | 5:43 pm | Profile


actually, I would say that Beckett's, Flinders' and Goodfried's powers of recognizing and coopting a cool idea are astounding. I *would* say it, if it hadn't taken them 14 years.

cynical? me?

Posted by: MercerMachine on Sep 25, 06 | 9:39 pm

"so many geeks in the world, so little semtex"...dude I have seen you salivate in SinLim you are a geek ~lol~

Posted by: Indiana on Sep 25, 06 | 10:02 pm

I don't see what the fuss about lonelygirl is about. much of what's on virtual reality is fake anyway.

indiana, do you not know - geek is the new cool.

ps. being an early adopter, i was dating geeks from as far back as 10 years ago!

Posted by: The Ivy on Sep 25, 06 | 10:09 pm

MM: being on he ball culturally speaking, is so mcu crap...

Indy: that was Bruce inthe 4FoW, not me in Simlim... TV/video pc-mcia card? how much?

Ivy: similar comments on the discussion site.

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 26, 06 | 3:57 am

Ooops 2002, not 1992.

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 26, 06 | 11:54 am

random cuts of art videos virally in the deep web which was presaged by ...?

Posted by: XenoBoy on Sep 26, 06 | 11:04 pm

XB: Is that a riddle? You've dropped back into code again.

Posted by: expat@large on Sep 26, 06 | 11:17 pm


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