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forgeries of themselves

September 28, 2014 Leave a comment

from Philp K. Dick, How to Build a Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later

Fake realities will create fake humans. Or, fake humans will generate fake realities and then sell them to other humans, turning them, eventually, into forgeries of themselves. So we wind up with fake humans inventing fake realities and then peddling them to other fake humans. It is just a very large version of Disneyland. You can have the Pirate Ride or the Lincoln Simulacrum or Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride—you can have all of them, but none is true.

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Everything, basically

September 27, 2014 Leave a comment

from here:

What was fake on the Internet this week: Everything, basically

this week’s installment of a regular weekly feature; past installments here:

from The Emma Watson nude photos hoax shames our ‘news’ culture

The internet is eating itself.

But there is a broader problem at stake here: the global news agenda is now regularly held hostage by small bands of loud but tech-savvy idiots.

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