PreDictionary - Mikhail Epstein
It's only words - Repeat after the author: 'dunch,' 'whynik,' 'reity,' 'bangover'
Published: May 2, 2012
But there's at least one word that I'm a little unnerved by. With virtual worlds as part of our reality, maybe Epstein is right that we need a way to refer to our old reality that excludes the virtual. "Reity is what we find around ourselves when we turn off our computers and leave the virtual worlds: the aroma of coffee, the sound of a living voice, a view from the window ..."
Having written the preceding, I'll save the document, shut down the computer and go home to reity.
I liked it better when it didn't have a name.
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