“The cities of the world are concentric, isomorphic, synchronic. Only one exists and you are always in the same one. It’s the effect of their permanent revolution, their intense circulation, their instantaneous magnetism.”
Jean Baudrillard @bluevertical”—
"Abstraction today is no longer that of the map,
the double, the mirror or the concept.
Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a
referential being or a substance. It is the
generation by models of a real without origin
or reality: a hyperreal. The territory no longer precedes the map, nor survives it. Henceforth,
it is the map that precedes the territory -
precession of simulacra - it is the map that
engenders the territory and if we were to revive
the fable today, it would be the territory whose
shreds are slowly rotting across the map. It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges
subsist here and there, in the deserts which
are no longer those of the Empire, but our own.
The desert of the real itself."
“Philosophy is like trying to open a safe with a combination lock: each little adjustment of the dials seems to achieve nothing, only when everything is in place does the door open.