I took a particular interest into this lectures discussion of cyberspace and the notion of cyberpunk. Which existed of such tropes like the separation of mind and body, body augmentation, virtual reality, hackers and network wars, and artificial intelligences alike.I decided to create a Youtube video that showcased the vast reach of cyberpunk and cyberspace traits that we find particularly interesting, and has been repeated time and time again in the media. As Castell reflects, technology does not determine society, yet without technology certain social structures could not develop. While it’s humanities flaw that we seek knowledge and connection regardless of consequences, it is a venture that will never stop, and will always find a way to move forward.
My mashup, titled “The New World” explores the relationship of humanity and mostly artificial intelligence, as well as the repercussions of advancing too far with science and humanity’s need for answers. The internet and all it can offer will always be a vital component in our world as we advance, and it advances along with us.