What is reality?

  • (noun): The state of the world as it really is rather than as you might want it to be.
    Example: "Businessmen have to face harsh realities"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Reality

In philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined. In a wider definition, reality includes everything that is and has been, whether or not it is observable or comprehensible. A still more broad definition includes everything that has existed, exists, or will exist.

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Reality - Technology - "RL" in Internet Culture
... It generally references life or consensus reality, in contrast to an environment seen as fiction or fantasy, such as virtual reality, lifelike experience, dreams, novels ... a full transition to complete legitimacy and "reality" ...
Reality Lab
... Reality Lab was a 3D computer graphics API created by RenderMorphics to provide a standardized interface for writing games ... Reality Lab was a scene graph API that would run with acceptable performance on graphics cards or the host computer's CPU ... "Reality Lab(TM), provides high-performance 3-D graphics technology for a variety of personal computer-based games and multimedia applications ...
Filmographies - Theory
... Bal√°zs, and Siegfried Kracauer, emphasized how film differed from reality, and thus could be considered a valid fine art ... in its ability to mechanically reproduce reality not in its differences from reality, and this gave rise to realist theory ...
House Of M - World
... Given that the House of M reality was created by the Scarlet Witch and Charles Xavier combining their powers to give the assembled New Avengers and X-Men their heart's ... at least possibly implying the Skrull army was left intact by Wanda's reality warp ... Also, Xavier's supposed death in this reality, yet with no body, combined with his own off-planet actions, further confuse the issue ...
Extra Challenge
... Extra Challenge is a Philippine reality show (formerly lifestyle show) developed by GMA News and Public Affairs which premiered in 1999 ... As a reality competition, Extra Challenge features celebrities pitted against each other in several challenges ... The show is patterned after American reality-based series, such as Survivor, The Amazing Race, and Fear Factor Extra Challenge, however, offers a ...

More definitions of "reality":

  • (noun): All of your experiences that determine how things appear to you.
    Example: "For them demons were as much a part of reality as trees were"
    Synonyms: world
  • (noun): The quality possessed by something that is real.
  • (noun): The state of being actual or real.
    Example: "The reality of his situation slowly dawned on him"
    Synonyms: realness, realism

Famous quotes containing the word reality:

    Whenever reality reinforces a child’s fantasied dangers, the child will have more difficulty in overcoming them...So, while parents may not regard a spanking as a physical attack or an assault on a child’s body, the child may regard it as such, and experience it as a confirmation of his fears that grown-ups under certain circumstances can really hurt you.
    Selma H. Fraiberg (20th century)

    A major misunderstanding of child rearing has been the idea that meeting a child’s needs is an end in itself, for the purpose of the child’s mental health. Mothers have not understood that this is but one step in social development, the goal of which is to help a child begin to consider others. As a result, they often have not considered their children but have instead allowed their children’s reality to take precedence, out of a fear of damaging them emotionally.
    Elaine Heffner (20th century)

    The transformation of the impossible into reality is always the mark of a demonic will. The only way to recognize a military genius is by the fact that, during the war, he will mock the rules of warfare and will employ creative improvisation instead of tested methods and he will do so at the right moment.
    Stefan Zweig (18811942)