verisimilitude \ver-uh-suh-MIL-uh-tood; -tyood, noun:
1. The appearance of truth; the quality of seeming to be true.
2. Something that has the appearance of being true or real.
“Virtual Worlds: Rewiring Your Emotional Future (Jack Meyers) concerns itself with a fascinating and increasingly relevant topic. Too bad the book is mainly focused on a Utopian vision of societal transformation through immersion in virtual worlds, with significant emphasis on advertising, though not with the dangers of a 24/7 connection between corporations and consumers, young people trained increasingly to be emotion driven, impulsive, and appearance conscious (building the self from the outside in).” —Abram Bergen, BC Books http://blogcritics.org/archives/2007/10/01/125412.php