Hyperreality is the inability to decipher which is real and fake in the real world. The concept comes from Jean Baudrillard and he sees consumerism hampering our ability as a culture to see the real. I accidentally found one the best examples of hyperreality when I Googled the other day for Mansa Musa.
Pretty nice feature right? Look at the image below of the search results for Mansa Musa:
You see that? Where Google usually puts an image of the person in question they have parsed the web and found that the best image to use is from the game Civilization IV!
Huayna Capac (also Incan):
Hammurabi (Babylon) gets a Civ 4 screenshot only in the thumbnail of his pictures:
All the other leaders are too popular or too well documented to have Google deem a screenshot from a video game is the best image. If I’ve missed any leaders please let me know!