Paradigm Theory: 6 The Reality of Paradigms

You cannot know what reality is without paradigms to know it with. Computers are becoming paradigm machines that provide that reality. What kind of reality will they create and who for? Remember The Matrix?

This is about the different kinds of reality paradigms induce in us and the possibility that we are being domesticated by our paradigms and if so, whether they will need us in the future.
Essential reading for anyone interested in the survival of our species.


  • Knowing reality
  • Unknown reality
  • Idiodigmatic and paradigmatic reality
  • Physical reality and virtual reality
  • Fabricated reality
  • Enhanced reality
  • Mixed reality
  • Media reality
  • Epistemic reality
  • Augmented reality
  • Simulated reality
  • Hyper reality
  • Avatar reality
  • Do paradigms need us?
  • Last thoughts
  • References
  • Glossary

Key words: Mass media, Theory of Everything (ToE), hypnotism, avatars, virtual humans, reality maker, storytelling, male and female reality, reality generators.
Key names: Samuel Butler, Myron Krueger, Galileo Galilei, Laurens van der Post, Minako O’Hagan, Eric Drexler, Nadia Magnetat-Thalmann.

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