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Why I Won’t Clap for a Hologram

Technology continues to blur the line between humans and simulations — but what is this new reality we’re being lured into?

Clapping can be weird, especially when we’re at the movies. Some people cheer for characters who fall in love, or jeer for villains who get their comeuppance. People often applaud when a movie ends and the…



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Evan Selinger

Prof. Philosophy at RIT. Latest book: “Re-Engineering Humanity.” Bylines everywhere.