biological structures or systems regarded as analogous to computer equipment; (specif.) the human brain; the mind, esp. when able to be affected or altered by computer processes
What is not understood is the power hunger that resides in what the psychiatrist Kenneth Colby calls the ‘wetware’—the human brain about which we know very little except that it is composed of about 75 percent water.
‘He sure was a tricky bugger. Definitely some glitches in the wetware.’ She tapped the side of her head meaningfully.
You may not believe in killer programs which invade the brain, but Neuromancer, if you once let it into your wetware, isn’t easily erased.
My family wanted to send me to the University of Faraway, for a degree in the mind arts, but I wanted to get into wetware design.
They did the brain well; they teased out all its sparks and tastes and tangles, all its stimulus/response patterns—the whole biocybernetic software of Cobb’s mind. With this wetware code in hand, the boppers designed a program to simulate Cobb’s personality.
There’s an audible hiss of pink noise as his glasses whisper in his ears, bone conduction providing a serial highway to his wetware.
Amateurs…equipped with every kind of immersion hardware, software, and wetware money could buy.
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