a representation of someone or something.
…The simulacrum is never that which conceals the truth—it is the truth which conceals that there is none. The simulacrum is true.Ecclesiastes
Stage 2; 4. Images, copied, reinterpreted. Memories like masks, signs and symbols illustrate an obscure vision of reality. Representation is artificial, superficial, and posed in perversion. Arbitrary need forged from electric algorithms. Possibly maybe, but no longer real. Head-first into hyperreality. Reality no longer exists to you, it’s an obsolete concept. With perception and pretense; we render our shared existence, our relevance, as this experience.