· Vatican City ·

01 July 2023


We live in an entropic world. The amount of disorder is increasing, and fragmentation too. The loss of variety affects every sphere, from the ecological to the public response. Everything is unravelling, for we are no longer part of a liquid society. The process of digitalization is reorganizing society in an increasingly top-down manner, through its rigid procedures and pervasive forms of influence and control. Will the Metaverse absorb the world, with the outside gone? Are we destined to a universe of functional signs, which knowledgeable interpreters of contemporaneity have called “symbolic misery”?