The Myth of Maps


Today abstraction is no longer that of the map, the double, the mirror, or the concept.  Simulation is no longer that of a territory, a referential being, or a substance.  It is the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal.  The territory no longer precedes the map, nor does it survive it. It is nevertheless the map that precedes the territory – precession of simulacra – that engenders the territory, and if one must return to the fable, today it is the territory whose shreds slowly rot across the ext of the map.  It is the real, and not the map, whose vestiges persist here and there in the derts that are no longer thos of the Empire, but ours.  The desert of the real life.”   – Jean Baudrillard,   Pills Simulacra and Simulation Buy Pills Order online . online