meatspace

Meaning: a term used by young internet users to mean the physical world, in contrast to the virtual world of "cyberspace"

For example:

  • Many computer geeks are more comfortable in cyberspace than in the real world of meatspace.

  • A: "Do you wanna get together tomorrow?" B: "You mean online or in meatspace?"

Origin: The word "meatspace" originated in cyberpunk fiction and culture, in order to make a clear distinction between the online world of cyberspace and the real world of flesh and blood people.

Quick Quiz:

"Kirsty and Jason have never met in meatspace" means they've never met

a. in a butcher shop

b. in a single's bar

c. face to face in person

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Contributor: Matt Errey