The more technology seems to free us the more it also confines us. Ironic, isn't it? Gibson explores both these sides of the technology coin in Neuromancer. Cyberspace allows Case the ability to be free of the "meat" of his body and all the bad stuff of the world like disease, overpopulation, and violence. But the threat of flatlining also confines him and threatens to trap him in cyberspace forever. Molly's technological modifications free her from her previous life as a squatter, but what she had to do to get those modifications confine her to constant guilt about the past. Freedom and confinement are balancing forces in Gibson's world. You can't have one without the other.