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Chaos & Cyber Culture

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Timothy Learys Chaos and CyberCulture is his futuristic vision of the emergence of a new humanism with an emphasis on questioning authority , independent thinking, individual creativity, and the empowerment of computer and other brain technologies. This cyberpunk manifesto describes a new breed that loves technology and uses it to revolutionize communication and tweak Big ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published December 31st 1994 by Ronin Publishing (CA) (first published October 1994)
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Ian
the chaos & cyber culture of today's age is very much like the picture that leary paints on these pages. however, there are some things that are very far-fetched and almost impossible that it could happen. maybe i am still holding on to basic imprints and ol' traditions that our feudal-industrial society implanted in our brains without our consent, but leary is at times pessimistic and that ails me.

the first few chapters are very captivating that i could not look away from the words. as i tu
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Justin
Great book. I remember reading this well over a decade ago and it definitely gave me some interesting ideas as I went through young adulthood.

Everything from LSD to cryonics to computer social networks are covered in this book, and it's fascinating.
McKenzie Dickens
What do you turn on when you turn on? Timothy Leary gives insight on the birth of cyber-culture. Amazingly prescient, though some aspects he offers are out-dated.
evz
A wonderful feast for the mind and soul. If more of our books were like this, we wouldn't need--or even want--television!
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Timothy Francis Leary was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, modern pioneer and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use, and one of the first people whose remains have been sent into space. An icon of 1960s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out."
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“And a new philosophy emerged called quantum physics, which suggest that the individual’s function is to inform and be informed. You really exist only when you’re in a field sharing and exchanging information. You create the realities you inhabit.” 60 likes
“The level of intelligence has been tremendously increased, because people are thinking and communicating in terms of screens, and not in lettered books. Much of the real action is taking place in what is called cyberspace. People have learned how to boot up, activate, and transmit their brains.

Essentially, there’s a universe inside your brain. The number of connections possible inside your brain is limitless. And as people have learned to have more managerial and direct creative access to their brains, they have also developed matrices or networks of people that communicate electronically. There are direct brain/computer link-ups. You can just jack yourself in and pilot your brain around in cyberspace-electronic space.”
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