“As If” – Kevin Kelly

Metaphor slowly passes whatever invisible barrier lies between the real and fake, and it becomes “is” — it becomes “real.”

Our modern digital world is a metaphoric world. We make things real by first constructing them as a metaphor, an “as if” type. Then we slowly deepen the metaphor, adding more layers of meaning and realism, until metaphor slowly passes whatever invisible barrier lies between the real and fake, and it becomes “is” — it becomes “real.”

— Kevin Kelly, The Technium

Author: Trevor Meier

Trevor is a filmmaker, photographer and world-traveller.