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Life is pornographic, everything is obscene and there is nothing secret anymore. These were some of Jean Baudrillard´s daring ideas in his latest work, which dealt with the final stage of hyperreality and simulation that we had entered. Despite the ridicule that Baudrillard's work has drawn, his ideas were much more nuanced than just extravagant metaphysical claims designed to baffle and surprise. Our current situation, sexually saturated, permanently connected to the internet and full of existential abandonment, seems to suggest that his diagnosis was correct. This essay will explore how the notion of seduction, as conceived by Baudrillard, offers us a way of understanding the production of reality and a retreat from the obscenity of the world.
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