Blurring Reality in the South China Sea

A piece yesterday noted that Taiwan asked Google to blur its satellite images of one of its islets in the South China Sea.  This is not a surprising thing, and it reminds us how much we are becoming dependent on – or simply impact by – the various layers of digitally mediated reality.

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Taiping Island (Itu Aba), Google Maps 2016-9-22

One has to wonder how similar requests for “blurring” reality might evolve as augmented and virtual realities continue to develop and become more mainstream.


“Google Reviewing Request to Blur Map of Disputed South China Sea Islet.”

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