There is conflict between different cyberian tribes. An example is the flaming, sometimes by means of obnoxious obscenities, of #wavelength by a bunch of people from #maxpaynehq and its consequences.
The taking away of the former helping spirit @chanserv and the creation of @mphqbot. ["I just said hello to a bot :o"; "...
slaps mphqbot around a bit with a large trout"] [Gibson Zitat spells, spirits]
Turing test, Eliza, Gibson's Turing people. Artificial Intelligences having swiss citizenship (what else?) in the
sprawl-trilogy. The chatbots have a kind of citizenship, too -- but in the territory of cyberian tribes, not in the
"Roderick, oder: Die Erziehung einer Maschine"
On what are conflicts like this one grounded? Maybe ethnicity is too strong a term -- in my
opinion the different people simply are attuned to different wavelengths.
-- WORK IN PROGRESS, to be continued --