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The term cyberspace is often used as a synonym for the Internet and/or for virtual space, and this is sometimes also the case in the academic literature. This entry presents cyberspace as a distinct entity included within virtual space. It first looks at the broader category of image space, within which are included the categories of virtual space, cyberspace, Internet, and screen space. The discussion of the four classes of image space focuses on the differences and relationships among them.

In addition to the relationship of cyberspace with other image spaces, the contemporary category of cyberspace is also related with the more traditional concept of real space and its more recent derivative of social space. The entry highlights the relationships between cyberspace and real space and ...

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