As one begins to explore the many complexities of quantum computing, nanotechnology, and AI, it becomes clear that there is an underlying reality within cyberspace that is comprised of other realities and that these realities all have their own biomes, ecosystems, and microbiomes built on information, energy, and human creative reality and potential. It is clear that there has not been much research on this , especially the piece dealing with the cyber microbiome, which looks at the part of the iceberg that is “under the surface” and makes up most of cyberspace, much like how our human microbiome is many orders of magnitude larger than our human cells. The microbiome is extremely important from the perspective of how to treat diseases in humans, especially bacterial infections. The same is true for how to treat “diseases” in the cyber meta-reality. Thus, knowing all we can about the cyber meta-reality, biome, and microbiome is absolutely necessary in ensuring this world’s growth, care, and flourishing.
Joshua A. Sipper is professor of Cyberwarfare Studies at the Air Force Cyber College.
Introduction: Cyberspace as a Parallel Universe
Part I: The Cyber Meta-Reality
Chapter 1: Living in the Cyber Meta-Reality
Chapter 2: The Social Reality
Chapter 3: The Spiritual Reality
Chapter 4: The Information Warfare Reality
Chapter 5: Other Realities
Part II: The Cyber Biome
Chapter 6: What is the Cyber Biome?
Chapter 7: Cyber Florae
Chapter 8: Cyber Faunae
Chapter 9: The Cyber Ecosystem
Part III: The Cyber Microbiome
Chapter 10: Dark Web
Chapter 11: Living Archives
Chapter 12: Cyber Microorganisms
Chapter 13: Living Code
Chapter 14: Cyber DNA and Cyber “Junk” DNA
Chapter 15: The New World
Joshua Sipper leverages his years of expertise and his brilliance to write The Cyber Meta-Reality. The academic and practitioner communities are grateful for his efforts in distilling the complex, co-existing physical and non-physical environments that constitute the universe. Dr. Sipper explores the “potential metaverse” through discussions on topics including quantum computing, nanotechnology, AI/ML, big bang theory, and neural networks. His review leads the reader to confirm the hypothesis that “that organization is present” even amidst what may appear as chaos at first glance. This book is highly recommended to inquisitive scientists, cybersecurity professionals, social scientists, philosophers, and space enthusiasts alike.
5/27/22, Newt’s World Podcast: Newt Gingrich interviews Joshua Sipper about his book, “The Cyber Meta-Reality: Beyond the Metaverse.”