Going Cyberpunk

I’m re-reading William Gibson’s Neuromancer — cyberpunk fiction’s most important work — and I’m constantly struck by the fact that, despite much of the novel’s technology feeling dated in this age of iPhones and social media, Neuromancer still feels sleek and futuristic. Reading it elicits a curious form of nostalgia for what we thought technology was going to be like back in the ’80s and even in to the early ’90s.