I really enjoyed that last bit about how there may be the real and hyper real working together so well that we may not even care if it’s real anymore. I wonder if people felt that way when they first developed cameras or audio recording? Is this a new phenomenon that we are experiencing, or has this been a part of history as technology changes and our reality is changes?
Simulacra and Simulations was pretty much the basis of The Matrix. The book Neo opens up in the beginning to get that dude's disk is Simulacra.
edit: looks like they address it in the video. Oops.
I don't know about this particular video. but god damn if I'm not excited to have learned about this channel. Big fan of gaming and philosophy.
This was excellent for how short it is. Baudrillard is hard to deal with briefly. He goes on to really expand and alter these original ideas, perhaps leaving them more open to interpretation. The system of objects, consumer society, mirror of production, fatal strategies, cool memories, agony of power, and seduction are all really provocative works that expanded on this line of thought.
Watched the whole thing, felt like it didn't really say anything. Yeah, I know I can't taste the spaghetti my sim just cooked. Didn't need you to tell me that.
Yikes, philosophy uses a lot of words to achieve nothing in particular doesn't it?
I feel like at the end of that video all I know is some people like to think too hard and not actually do anything with that thought, other than tell others about how smart you are.
Id like to think if I was to put so much effort into analysing something, it would serve a purpose.
Is this woman a simulation? She seems pretty emotionless while reading her lines.