Reality Hacks Daytime Fairy Tales?

Reality Hacks Are they real or imagined?

Some say that reality hacks are the processing of communications which is information.
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Posted on 02/16/2012

Reality is an information substrate between observer and observed, between actor and that which is acted upon. All interaction between entities involve the exchange of information through the medium of this substrate.

The act of modifying this substrate is termed ‘reality hacking’.

The first program most beginner programmers learn involves the display of the following string of text:


The execution of this code is an important moment in any programmer’s life. It allows the communication of a greeting, addressed to the world as a whole, through the information medium of a computer language.

It is a declaration of existence, just as this first post is.

Hello, world.

Well we are skating down the fast slope…things are rushing past …
We aren’t talking about coding WordPress or anything else, we are discussing Reality .

Since I saw Reality Hacking called something like the art and science of manipulating the information substrate.
And then found this, all wound up with computers and coding instead of knowing and thinking:

Reality hacking is an intentional cultivation of neophilia.
It is a conscious love of uncertainty and randomness.
Reality hacking is hacking open the calcified knowledge structures that prevent the introduction of entropy, on the individual and the societal levels.


Perhaps one of my favorites is this: 
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”
― Albert Einstein
Hacking Reality

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2 Responses to “Reality Hacks Daytime Fairy Tales?”

  • donna merrill on July 2, 2014

    Hi Cararta.

    Interesting perspective, as always.

    I’d say that reality is neither uncertain, nor random. Only our understanding of it is. We can only “hack” into it from our own unique perspective. That’s what makes life interesting, I guess.

    None of us can see the entirety of any reality, except through our own skewed vision. That’s why people can never agree on things, I suppose. I think that’s why I always enjoy seeing things through other people’s eyes.

    • Cararta on July 3, 2014

      Hi Donna,

      Happened onto this very strange site with even stranger ideas. Didn’t even think about whether
      anyone else would be able to see where I was coming from or going to. Just one of those things
      that took hold, so I wrote!

      To just bring it down to everyday life, what my younger sister perceives as my “reality” and what my
      reality is are entirely two different things. Or at least what I perceive to be my reality. Nice to
      have to think once in awhile.
      Just hope she isn’t right! Or is there a Right?

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