Pandemic - Catalyst of the Virtualization of the Social Space

Authors

  • Antonio Sandu Professor PhD., Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18662/po/11.1sup2/146

Keywords:

virtual reality, augmented reality, virtualization of social space, digital avatar, interpretive adrift

Abstract

There are a number of contemporary cosmogonic theories, which we would introduce into what we have called quantum metaphysics, which holds that the current world we live in is actually a simulation. Technological globalization can be analyzed from the perspective of the mutations that occurred in the interpretation of the social space from the traditional one, limited to the geographical coordinates of the interaction, to a delocalized and universalizing one. The pandemic caused by the COVID-19 virus has accentuated this trend. The digital revolution produces a phenomenon of virtualization of social space - in the sense of transferring socializing interactions to virtual environments - with special and somewhat unpredictable consequences for the evolution of being and even the human species. Next, we consider the identification of some constitutive dimensions of the phenomenon of the virtualization of the social space, of its evolutionary tendencies and of the eventual sociopathologies. The cultural space, being essentially cross-cultural, generates a continuous (re) negotiation of the interpretation of the social reality and of the construction of new interpretative models. Understanding the interpretive drift of the concept of social reality in the context of communication virtualization allows us to say that the virtualization of social space has led humanity to explore a sui generis additional dimensions of space, noetic in nature, experienced in the form of instantaneous communication and virtual ubiquity.

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2020-05-15

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Sandu, A. (2020). Pandemic - Catalyst of the Virtualization of the Social Space. Postmodern Openings, 11(1Sup2), 115-140. https://doi.org/10.18662/po/11.1sup2/146

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