Virtual / Real
In the virtual world, it is especially easy to develop false perceptions. This object is covered completely with aluminium foil, with one small part spread with real chocolate. We automatically imagine the object is made completely of chocolate and the foil is simply broken in this part. This is a metaphor for our perceptive ability in the world today: virtual
communications manipulate people in good ways, but also in bad ways. It is important to understand this if we want a world made of democracy and not of chocolate. We need to challenge perceptions and ask questions sometimes, especially when the virtual world limits our ability to touch, feel and smell whether an object is, at base, chocolate or aluminium.