In the article, "The Art of Immersion: Fear of Fiction" by Frank Rose, he claims that we do not want "authenticity":"It's what we think we want." This statement could be true or false depending on things like age, your upbringing and where you are from. I think the statement will hold true for the younger generation who gets lost in the internet,games or movies but for the older generation, I think they still hold on to strong values and want what is real and true. The older generation know that what is seen in the media is not authentic.As Rose stated, "Value is a function of scarcity, and in a time of scripted reality TV and Photoshop everywhere, authenticity is a scarce commodity." The older generation, myself included, know they are not real so accpect them for what they are, entertainmentand not beleive that it is true. Even the foods being sold are not authentic, for example the fast foods. They are unhealthy hence my reason for saying they are not authentic. To have authentic meals one has to cook it herself.
It's not that we do not want authenticity, it is that what is available is not authentic, so we have no choice but to accept the fakes we are given when we cannot do any better or do it for ourselves.
This question of being authentic was also noticed while reading H. Rider Haggard's novel, "King Solomon's Mines." After Mr Quatermain told Sir Henry and Captain Good of Jose Silvestre's story of the map leading to King Solomon's diamonds, Captain Good thought it was a story from a book he was telling them and Sir Henry thought he was lying. So not only today is authenticity questioned. It has been questioned for several centuries and I suspect it will be questioned for many more to come, as people want things in an instant and not wanting to wait or take time so the outcome in my opinion will never be authentic