"Many theorists have argued that we live in an age of technocultural crisis in which the presence of non-human agents has rendered our familiar world uncanny by shaking our notions of reality and humanity. Since the eighteenth century the Gothic has served as a signifier of such cultural crises and negotiated the anxieties that accompany them through an active confrontation with feelings of unease. [...]
When examined through this Gothic lens, cyberspace appears as a new deserted and uncanny place, simultaneously arousing enthusiasm and fright for the potencies of technology."
van Elferen, I. (2018) 'Dances with Spectres: Theorising the Cybergothic', Gothic Studies, 11(1), pp. 99-112, p. 100.