Fotograf Magazine

Tomáš Lumpe

Parallel Realities

“If all reality is a computation from possibilities, then ‘reality’ is a threshold value.“[ref]Flusser Vilem, Towards a Philosophy of Photography (London: Reaktion Books, 2000).[/ref]

The title Parallel Realities echoes a title of a sci-fi themed book, a little. Yet in many respects the world we live in has exceeded even the boldest fantasies of science fiction writers long ago. Many people, especially the younger generation, spend a part of their daily lives in virtual reality. No wonder, as in the virtual environment physical limitations disappear, teleportation is a common means of transport, physical appearance is not genetically determined and death is not hopelessly definitive.

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