meatspace

meatspace
(MEET.spays)
n.
The flesh-and-blood real world; the opposite of cyberspace.
Example Citation:
Writers, who can go for three or four days at a time without talking to people in 'meatspace', are particularly attracted to this form of friendship.
— Andrew Brown, "Real friends; friendships formed from exchange of electronic mail messages," New Statesman, December 4, 1998
Earliest Citation:
Seven years after [John Perry Barlow] gave up cattle ranching ("I found myself competing largely with people who didn't need to earn a profit and were in it for lifestyle alone"), he now helps others to understand the encroaching "virtualisation" of society. He is a frequent contributor to debates in both the real and on-line communities, in cyberspace and "meatspace", as he so charmingly refers to the corporeal world.
— Jon Casimir, "Battle stations in cyberspace," The Sydney Morning Herald, July 29, 1995
First Use:
Meatspace update (quick rundown on where/how to interact with net.folks in meatspace, i.e., regular events, social gatherings, restaurant hangouts, etc.).
— wixer!gumby (Douglas Barnes), "Austin Cyberspace Journal Newsletter," austin.public-net, February 21, 1993
Related Words: Category:

New words. 2013.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Meatspace — is a word referring to real life or the physical world, and conceived as the opposite of cyberspace or virtual reality. [cite web url = http://thephoenix.com/article ektid17440.aspx title = Does your life suck? accessdate = 2007 07 23 last =… …   Wikipedia

  • Meatspace — Ein Retronym ist ein Neologismus, der sich zur differenzierenderen Bezeichnung bereits bestehender Dinge oder Produkte im Hinblick auf modernere Entwicklungen herausgebildet hat. Der von Frank Mankiewicz geprägte aus Adjektiv und/oder Substantiv… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • meatspace — The world where people live, the functional opposite of cyberspace. They got off llne and decided to get together in meatspace …   Dictionary of american slang

  • meatspace — The world where people live, the functional opposite of cyberspace. They got off llne and decided to get together in meatspace …   Dictionary of american slang

  • meatspace — n. the real world, as opposed to cyberspace. See you in meatspace tomorrow …   English slang

  • meatspace — noun The physical world, as opposed to the virtual world of the Internet. Syn: real life Ant: cyberspace …   Wiktionary

  • meatspace — the real world …   Glossary of chat acronyms & text shorthand

  • meatspace — meatˈspace noun (comput sl) The physical world, as opposed to cyberspace • • • Main Entry: ↑meat …   Useful english dictionary

  • Real life — In real life redirects here. For the Canadian TV series, see In Real Life. This article is about the common term real life . For things named Real Life , see Real Life. Real life is a term usually used to denote actual human life lived by real… …   Wikipedia

  • Dystopia (Computerspiel) — Dystopia (dys) Spiel / Engine: Half Life 2 / Source Engine Typ: Total Conversion Genre …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”