Friday, 30 December 2011


More people are engaged with games and social media in an Internet hyperreality word, where the symbols become more real than people. Scientists talking about the existence of other dimensions and the relativity of time open up our concept of reality. The use of the money has become the trading of digital ones and zeros with a credit or debit card for goods.
What is real and what is fiction when they are blended together, when there is no clear distinction between where one ends and the other begins? Hyperreality It is a postmodern philosophy that deals in part with semiotics, or the study of the signs. Some famous theorists of hyperreality include Jean Baudrillard, Albert Borgmann, Daniel Boorstin, and Umberto Eco.
The recent wave of TV shows, movies and books devoted to paranormal phenomena are actually part of this larger trend incorporating alternate realities, a realm media analysts call hperreality. As the line between what is real and what is an altered representation became blurred, anything can be truly real in the age of mass media.
Now, let’s talk about the paranormal phenomena…

^ Umberto Eco, Travels In Hyperreality, New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Baudrillard, "Simulacra and Simulations,"
What is Hyperreality? By Garry Crystal


  1. Then there is the related phenomenon of hyper-real spirituality, where fantastic aspects of pop culture provide metaphorical inspiration for new religions, spiritualities and identities. See the new book by Adam Possamai, ed., Handbook of Hyper-real Religions (Brill, 2012):

  2. Thank you for your link John! Yes, the border between evidence and illusion, the real and fantastic is today crossfaded with each other...