“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding...”
 “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
“In some respects, a society in which the members reach a universal level in which they are anonymous drones by choice is even more frightening than one in which they are forced to be so against their will. When human beings relinquish their individuality and identity of their own volition, they are also Relinquishing their claim to being human.” 
“Night City was like a deranged experiment in social Dar- 
winism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb 
permanently on the fast-forward button.”