Hyperreality

The generation by models of a real without origin or reality.
— Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Hyperreality is a sign without a referent in the real world.

We have difficulty distinguishing reality from our stories about reality. The experience of hyperreality emerges when we live within stories of stories of stories that have lost their original connection to the real.

Questions

  • Will AR and VR create new hyperrealities, or reenforce old ones?
  • How is this concept related to intersubjectivity and social imaginary?