Hypo-reality

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Perhaps a new term is needed; Hypo-reality n. A hybrid reality similar to, yet too bizarre, to constitute hyper-reality.*

 

*Google Earth cities have increasing influence over our experience of reality as we often visit the virtual city before its physical counterpart.

The physical world is mapped online. The virtual world becomes increasingly sophisticated; A 3d virtual environment is built and the individual experiences this in the form of photos; videos and comments from the physical world at to its digital bulk. An individuals expectations and perceived ideas of a place are increasingly influenced by their experiences in the virtual world. The virtual world increasingly manipulates our perception of the physical world. The original flow of information is reversed.

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