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What Creates Reality

  • My father grew up in a world in which historians created reality
  • I grew up in a world in which the media created reality. Countless people were convinced that Sherlock Holmes truly existed, and that a daughter of the czars was still alive (because of Hollywood movies).
  • We now live in a world in which reality is increasingly created by press releases. Very few people circulate the analysis written by a distinguished scholar, but millions of people will post on their social media the press release issued by a major company that acquired that scholar's work.