Monday, June 12, 2006
William Gibson: "I think there are fairly smart Pentagon thinkers who don%u2019t see this so much as a question of regions, or categories of nation-states, so much as holes, or enclaves within the system. One of the best things I ever read about this was actually William Gibson%u2019s novel Virtual Light. Gibson proposes that, in a world where giant multinational capital is supreme, there are places that simply aren%u2019t valuable to the world economy anymore %u2013 they don%u2019t reproduce capital %u2013 and so those spaces are shunted aside. A completely globalized system, in Gibson's view, would leak space %u2013 it would have internal redundancies %u2013 and one of those spaces, in Virtual Light, is the Bay Bridge."