Fake vs Illusion

Question of the Day July 24, 2011 ~ Illusion vs Fake

What is the difference between “illusion” and “fake?”

An illusion doesn’t necessarily require an intention to deceive, deception may simply be the result of some natural process; whereas to fake implies an intention to deceive.

Thus all fakes are illusions, but all illusions are not necessarily fakes.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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1 Response to Fake vs Illusion

  1. holessence says:

    Ted – I enjoyed the clear, straight-forward distinction you made between illusion and fake.

    Like

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