On an overcast morning in 1999, William Gibson, godfather of cyberpunk and author of the cult-classic novel Neuromancer, stepped into a limousine and set off on a road trip around North America. The limo was rigged with digital cameras, a computer, a television, a stereo, and a cell phone. Generated entirely by this four-wheeled media machine, No Maps for These Territories is both an account of Gibson’s life and work and a commentary on the world outside the car windows. Here, the man who coined the word “cyberspace” offers a unique perspective on Western culture at the edge of the new millennium, in the throes of convulsive, tech –driven change.
I take my limo out for a test drive. I'm sure they didn't make them for the joy of driving them, but sometimes when you can't find a driver, you have to do what you have to do.