Novelist William Gibson invents the term cyberspace
1st July 1984
Novelist William Gibson invents the term cyberspace in his novel Neuromancer, the book that created a new science fiction sub-genre called cyberpunk.
Gibson first used the term cyberspace in his 1982 short story Burning Chrome, as the name of a piece of technology: the Cyberspace Seven.
However, he expanded the concept in Neuromancer, his debut novel:
"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation ... a graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system."