Bibliography and references. . We have substituted the real for the fake and we have lost the ability to distinguish between the real and the simulation. 1. Simulation is a process that imitates the whole, it exists in the physical world, most importantly it imitates the function of the original. For the typical person, you are more likely to know someone who was murdered. . . The “simulacra” is this representation. Simulacra is a representation of an image, imitates in appearance only. Ecclesiastes If we were able to take as the finest allegory of simulation the Borges tale where the cartographers of the "Simulacra and Simulation is arguably Baudrillard's most important book. Baudrillard defines this phase as, "the simulacrum is an image without resemblance" (p. 257), “Whereas representation tries to absorb simulation by interpreting it as false representation, simulation envelops the (1981) Simulacra and Simulation Translated by Sheila Faria Glaser. . The Orders of Simulacra . Simulacra technology would eliminate that problem, making it simple to turn a script into vocal performance, along with convincing accompanying mouth movement and even visual representation of the famous performers often hired to provide the voices and voice samples. 2. In it he moves from a theory of consumer society governed by a 'code' to a general theory of culture that makes reality skeptic. . Baudrillard, J. ... For example, the odds of knowing someone who has died from the corona virus is very low, unless you work in a nursing home. Simulacra, (Simulacrum, Latin, pl., likeness, image, to simulate): or simulation, the term, was adapted by French social philosopher Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) to express his critical interpretation of the technological transformation of reality into hyperreality. Baudrillard showed how media form reality, simulate hyperreality, and he described the specifics of visual media and showed that visualization is not part of our consciousness, but that which provokes it. Whether or not we live in a world of simulacra, the term is certainly important in light of how we view media. Now, the biggest cause of confusion is that there is separate ordering for signs and for simulacra. The simulacrum is true. He has stated that the real has become so replicated that we have lost it. In the third order of simulacra, the present age, or the information age, we are dealing with a precession of simulacra. Michigan . According to Baudrillard, our culture has come to prize the simulation over the real. . . A sign is a simulacra, a machine is a simulation. 81 Simulations The Precession of Simulacra The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth - it is the truth which conceals that there is none. Simulacra and Simulation July 23, 2020 TFD Commentary 0. .