Kwinter discusses at length the disciplinary and productivist potentials of the wired world. Rather than a new realm of freedom, he claims that

the multiplicity of human being is once again forcibly reconfigured to isolate and affirm only those features of life and body that can be rendered productive. (VC 92)
Even worse, there is occurring a

withering away of even the language with which such continuing deprivals and subtle tyrannies might still be couched or repressed. (VC 91)
The resulting world is

hardly a convincing idea of life reinvented beyond the tyranny of productivist ethics nor the most promising erotic vision of a world where the body's energies are partially freed to create new modalities of pleasure. (VC 100)