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"Science fiction is what scientists would do if they could - if they had enough grant money, enough time, and enough brains to do the wonderful things they would like to do."
- Greg Bear

Panther Modern  
  Cyberterrorists for hire.  

"The Panther Moderns differ from other terrorists precisely in their degree of self-consciousness, in their awareness of the extent to which media divorce the act of terrorism from the original sociopolitical intent..."

The Moderns were mercenaries, practical jokers, nihilistic technofetishists.

From Neuromancer, by William Gibson.
Published by Phantasia Press in 1984
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Compare to the infowar operation from Bruce Sterling's 1998 novel Distraction.

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