Of all the definitions given in the introduction I agree most with Howard Rheingold's definition of cyberspace, being "the conceptual space where words, human relationships, data, wealth, and power are manifested by people using CMC technology." This theory of "social space" gives me a better understanding of cyberspace being a non-fictional construct but a real and present social medium of interaction and information.
I am extremely interested in the concept of "cybercounterculture and cyberpunks", where people want to "blur the boundaries between human and machines. " Its like I am reading a science fiction novel where these "cyberpunks want the human nervous system to merge with the computer matrix by making reality and hallucinations collapse into each other in an electronic universe." Could this really be a possibility? the nervous system merged with a computer interface? I can only hope that this can be a reality in our lifetimes.