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Where does the unreal world begin? Where ends the real one? Is the meaning of genuine and not genuine the same as real and unreal?
Today the real condition is no longer a natural one, but it made place to an unreal synthesized reality. A kind of aggregate condition surrounding us so vehemently that there is no need to be disguised as reality, but it may present itself, in its entirely artificial nature, as true and genuine. The artificial cannot be considered as truth any longer but it reveals its artificiality as the only reality.
Tights are no longer made of cotton but of mineral oil and they are called nylons. Colour pigments do not come from Siena but from Ludwigshafen and Leverkusen, female forms are, quite officially, no longer of flesh and blood.
But not only the world becomes more and more synthesized. Our thinking and even our feeling are influenced by fiction and artificiality. We are used to count in binomial series just suitable to the computer. There was a time when depressions were treated by a good encouragement, nowadays you get a pack of Prozac.
The modern sound is called techno, short stories are designated as videos. Shirts are made of Goretex whereas tyres are no longer made of rubber, human bones not made of bone mass. What a disorder. But the functions remain the same or get even better. So, is this rather an order or a ... Read More