Meatspace

Updated: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 by Rad

Meatspace

Meatspace noun. a term, originating from cyberpunk fiction and culture, referring to the real (that is, not virtual) world, the world of flesh and blood. somewhat tongue-in-cheek. The opposite of cyberspace.

Obviously, the "meat" in "meatspace" is a reference to real, physical bodies. While the vision of physical bodies as meat is perhaps a bit crude, it's a very apt description in the eyes of some.

Some people believe that the term "real world" is a bit derogatory, demeaning the rich and complex culture of life in virtual realities or cyberspace. .

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