Thursday, February 01, 2007
Meatspace is synonymous with real life or the physical world, and conceived as the opposite of cyberspace or virtual reality. The term originated in science fiction, especially cyberpunk, but it has become increasingly common in general usage, as a reference to transactions or interactions which physically occur, rather than online or electronically. The term may be used in a derogatory manner as a conscious rejection of the connotations of the term "real life" and the implication that interactions in cyberspace are less real or important than physical interactions.
See also: meatspace in Wiktionary, the free dictionary; Face time,
Face to Face, Off-line, Reality, Brick and mortar. External links:
Meatspace from the Jargon File.
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