from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A state of being virtual.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being virtual.
- n. Potentiality; efficacy; potential existence.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or quality of being virtual or not actual.
- n. Potentiality; potential existence.
Certain motifs begin to gestate a picture in the mind as you gradually learn through half-remembered, diaphanous glimpses that Mars and the moon have been colonised; dispossessed astronauts wander the Earth; drugs are rampant; and technological virtuality is encoded into the very fabric of everyday life.
In Wordsworth's Ode on intimation in recollection, pure virtuality is tagged in retrospect as engaged potential — and precisely in its revelation about the inner world of our "mortal Nature"
But there was something about the "virtuality" of it that had allowed me to be sucked in, first by its seeming harmlessness, then by the way the internet lends itself to fantasy -- the brain to brain contact, the brain to heart connection.
There is the huge advantage of virtuality, meaning that there are no physical constraints.
What functions as a "virtuality" for one domain of actuality can, is, in turn, an actuality for another domain of virtuality or generative mechanisms.
And speaking of virtuality, it strikes me that your international legal system has something of a ‘virtual’ character to it.
But even as the film makes this gap explicit - warning us, that if we abandon the Cave, things will not be as they once seemed - it also perpetuates another layer of virtuality, this one older and more complicated, but not by much: the documentary film.
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And, don't get me wrong, there's a lot of good happening in the world of virtuality.
As the number of hours we spend in virtual communities begins to surpass the amount of time spent in offline interactions, as social media rapidly becomes the most predominant channel of communication, as people increasingly choose virtual games over real playing fields, the electronic innards of computers everywhere are gradually blurring the lines between reality and virtuality.