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short for 'artificial intelligence'. Mostly military.

built enviroment, neologism from ecologie & architecture ¶

alias Colonel Willis Corto
Ex Special Force Official, puppet of Wintermute, statuesque appearence
Screaming Fist Veteran, ended mind sick in Paris, where they healed him in an A.I.- experiment, 104
The handsome, inexpressive features offered the routine beauty of the cosmetic boutiques, a conservative amalgam of the past decade's leading media faces, 59 ¶

Bobby Quine
legendary Console Cowboy, teached Case ¶

the Boston-Atlanta Metropolitan Axis, the Sprawl. ¶

Blue Nine
psychoactive agent. also knwon as Grievous Angel, had been shown to produce acute paranoia and homicidal psychosis ¶

Henry Dorsett Case a.k.a. Charles Derek May (bank chip) a.k.a. Truman Star (passport) a.k.a. Cutter (by the Panther Moderns)
protagonist of Neuromancer, Console man, cyberspace cowboy, 24 years old, his nervous system is been junked with war-time Mycotoxin, kakhi jacket, nylon sports shoes ¶

Chiba City
in the proximity of Tokyo, high tech district, famous for its 'black clinics' which do neurosurgery, implants, nerve-splicing, microbionics etc. Also a magnet for the Sprawl's techno criminal subculture ¶

cheap miniaturised hotel rooms in Japan due to lack of space ¶

Console man
hacker, cyberspace cowboy ¶

Cornell boxes
Gibson's idea in 'Count Zero' is AIs being similiarly structured as Cornell's boxes.

see matrix ¶

halucinogen drug which is taken subcutaneously just applying the disk to the skin ¶

skin interfaces for Cyberspace consoles ¶

octagonal colored pills. oral hallucinogen drug ¶

Dixie Flatline
filed personalitiy construct of the great hacker McCoy Pauley. Molly steals it with Case from the Sense/net archive. ¶

friend of Molly, technical ingeneer ¶

Flechette Pistol
arrow spitting pistol, paralysing or poisoning function ¶

orbital city, almost completely owned by Tessier-Ashpool SA ¶

Gentlemen Loser
bar for Console Jockeys where Case met the big hackers ¶

a kind of illumination, artificial daylight ¶

holografical advertisement ¶

for intrusion countermeasure electronics white grey black

programs to crack corporate firewalls (Ice) ¶

drug ¶

Kuang Grade Mark Eleven
chinese Icebreaker programmed by Bockris Systems GmbH, Frankfurt ¶

the sun of Freeside, artificial lightening system ¶

Lady 3Jane Marie-France Tessier-Ashpole
member of the Assier dinasty, third clone in a series of 10 Janes ¶

Maas Biolabs
German corporation which invented the biochips.

jacked into a custom cyberspace deck that projected his disembodied consciousness into the consensual hallucination that was the matrix, 12
bright latticesof logic unfolding across the colorless void, 11
The matrix has its roots in primitive arcades games,' said the voice over, 'in early graphics programs and military experiments with cranial jacks.' On the Sony, a two dimesional space war faded behind a forest of mathematically generated ferns, demonstrated the spacial possibilities of logarithmic spirals; cold blue military footage burned through, lab animals wired into test systems, helmets feeding into fire control circuits of tanks and war planes. 'Cyberspace. A censensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimated operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts... A graphic representation of data abstracted from the banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and costellations of data. Like city lights, receding, 67 ¶

McCoy Pauley
legendary Console Cowboy, teacher of Case, flatlined by Neuromancer, now the Dixie Flatline, the lazarus of Cyberspace ¶

Molly Millions a.k.a. Cat Mother (for the Panther Moderns) a.k.a. Steppin' Razor/Cat Eye (for the Zionites) Mirror glas, surgically inset, sealing the sockets, with Microchannel image-amps for night-vision. Readout chipped into the optic nerve. Burgundy nails, ten double-edged, four-centimeter scalpel blades slide from their housings beneath the burgundy nails. Black boots, thight gloveleather jeans, black light absorbing jacket, bulletproof sleevless gray pullover with plain steele zips across each shoulder, black nylon shoulder rig for the fletcher. Flechette pistol, dark hair, fare complexion.
She has been a prostitute in Berlin to finance the neuro implants. ¶

New Yen
oldish paper curreny, which is not well accepted because of the all-pervasive electronic currencies ¶

Artificial Intelligence in Rio, twin of Wintermute ¶

implants, he stared through the glass at a flat lozenge of vatgrown flesh that lay on a carved pedestal of imitation jade. it was tattooed with a luminous digital display wired to a subcutaneous chip, 23
the eyes were vatgrown Nikon transplants, 33
he realized that the glasses were surgically inset, sealing the sockets. The silver lenses seemed to grow from smooth pale skin above her cheekbones, 36
he realized that the glasses were surgically inset, sealing the sockets. The silver lenses seemed to grow from smooth pale skin above her cheekbones, 36
she held out her hands, palms up, the white fingers slightly spread, and with a barely audible click, ten double-edged, four-centimeter scalpel blades slid from their housings beneath the burgundy nails, 37
I can see in the dark, Case. Microchannel image-amps in my glasses. 44
It's 2:43:12 AM, Case. Got a readout chipped into the optic nerve, 44
You have fifteen toxin sacs bonded to lining of various arteries, Case. Thy're dissolving. Very slowly, but they definitely are dissolving. Each one contains a mycotoxin. It was the one your former employers gave you in Memphis, 60
behind the counter a boy with a shaven head stared vacantly into space, a dozen spikes of microsoft protruding from the socket behind his ear, 73
His face was a simple graft grown on collagen and shark-cartilage polysaccharides, smooth and hideous. It was the nastiest piece of elective surgery Case has ever seen. When Angelo smiled, revealing the razor-sharp canines from large animal, 76
His surplus Russian heart, implanted in a POW camp during the war. He'd refused to replace the thing, saying he needed its particular beat to maintain his sense of timing , 98
Now he sawthat their tans were uneven, a stencil effect produced by selective melanin boosting, multiple shades overlapping in rectilinear patterns, outlining and highlighting musculature, 154 ¶

Night City
Old area between Port and City of Tokyo. Outlaw city, playground of criminals, merchants, pirates and whores

the heart of Night City, Tokyo ¶

Ono-Sendai Cyberspace 7, a Hosaka Computer, a Console ¶

Panthers Modern
youth culture, uses mimetic polycarbon suites, mercenaries, practical jokers, nihilistic technofetishists ¶

Screaming Fist
You're a console cowboy. The prototypes of the programs you use to crack industrial banks were developed for Screaming Fist. For the assault on the Kirensk computer nexus. Basic module was Night-wing microlight, a pilot, a matrix deck, a jockey. We were running a virus called Mole, 39
Wasted a fair bit of patriotic young flesh in order to test some new technology.. They knew about the Russians' defenses, it came out later. Knew abot the emps, magnetic pulse waepons. Sent the fellows in regardless, just to see, 48 ¶

corporate data library which files constructs of all important personalities ¶

Simstim deck
Player/Recordes of the whole sensorium of a person. Similiar to technology in Huxley's 'Brave New World' and Philip K. Dick's novels. What people use in the movie 'Strange Days' is essentially the same. In the Sprawl series future it is as popular as television is today, there is all kinds of different programs, people get addicted from simstim. It can also be broadcasted live through a broadcast rig. ¶

cities growing into other cities, where no center is recognizible ¶

Sprawl series
Used to describe Gibson's first series of novels and short stories which includes 'Johnny Mnemonic', 'Burning Chrome', 'Neuromancer', 'Count Zero', and 'Mona Lisa Overdrive'.

synthetic material ¶

Tally Isham
Simstim Star ¶

soft synthetic filling material ¶

Tessier-Ashpole S.A.
multinational corporation, a family which perpetuates inestous cloning of its members through generations, owns Wintermute, Neuromancer and Villa Straylight ¶

Villa Straylight
tip of the Spindle, owned by TA, strictly private ¶

Artificial Intelligence, swiss nationality, hardware owned by Tessier Ashpole S.A. ¶

Japanese mafia ¶

Yeheyuan Filters
Cigarettes smoked in Night City ¶

Japanese for 'corporation'