Promises and Challenges of Networked Virtual Environments
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced
daily by billions legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being thaught
mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from the
banks of every computer in the human system.
Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters
and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding...
Neuromancer by William Gibson 1984
From VR to Internetworked VR or Networked Virtual Environment ?
Sandeep Singhal & Michael Zyda "Networked Virtual Environments -
Design and Implementation", ACM Press 1999.