Interview with Wiliam Gibson

In case you didn’t see it already, has an interview with William Gibson (aka the father of cyberpunk) that has been making the rounds. You’ve written much about the way people react to technology. What’s your own attitude towards technology?

Gibson: I’m not an early adopter at all. I’m always quite behind the curve but I think that’s actually necessary - by not taking that role as a consumer I can be a little more dispassionate about it.

Most societal change now is technologically driven, so there’s no way to look at where the human universe is going without looking at the effect of emergent technology. There’s not really anything else driving change in the world, I believe.