Filtered through the computer matrix, all reality becomes patterns of information--even bodily sex appears to be no more than an exchange of signal blips. The conclusion of Neuromancer shows us the transformation of sex and personality into the language of information and technology. As the presence of obscure, controlling Artificial Intelligences (AIs) and other imposing forces becomes prevalent in the novel, we begin to see all exchanges are described in terms of information and technology, not just inside the matrix, but outside as well. It is this blurring of the boundary between the "real" and the "virtual" that culminates in the plot of Neuromancer and Gibson's later novels.