In You More Than Yourself — In These Times:
And the same goes for my partners who I communicate with in cyberspace: I can never be sure who they are. Are they â€œreallyâ€ the way they describe themselves? Is there a â€œrealâ€ person at all behind a screen-persona or is the screen-persona a mask for several different people? Does the same â€œrealâ€ person possess and manipulate more screen-personas? Or perhaps I am simply dealing with a digitalized entity that does not stand for any â€œrealâ€ person? In short, interface means precisely that my relationship to the Other is never face-to-face, that it is always mediated by the interposed digital machinery whose structure is that of a labyrinth. I â€œbrowse,â€ I err around in this infinite space where messages circulate freely without fixed destination, while the Whole of itâ€”this immense circuitry of â€œmurmursâ€â€”remains forever beyond the scope of my comprehension. The obverse of cyberspaceâ€™s direct democracy is this chaotic and impenetrable magnitude of messages and their circuits that even the greatest effort of my imagination cannot comprehend. Immanuel Kant would have called it a cyberspace Sublime.
zizek on cyberspace