Virtual Value: a New Vision to the Law of Value
WU Xiu-sheng (CPPCC , Beijing 100872, China)
The Generalized Virtual Economy(GVE) tries to surpass the theory of objects and to create a new one under the guidance of Marx’s life theory. The theory of life has two meanings: First, life is an object of interaction between people; Second , life is an object of knowledge and contemplation. This life theory organically contains ontology, value, epistemology and logic and becomes a fundamental to explain the phenomena of value. When the full market platform appears, virtual value has entered the field of exchange and the GVE has emerged. Virtual value is considered as a reconstruction of value, which is made by psychological needs. This consideration is quite meaningful to explain value phenomena and the law of value. Since the introduction of virtual value, the confusion on the origin of value has been broken. Both discoveries of past information granules and future information granules on goods could be regarded as a salvage of the sinking value. As a result, the vision on the GVE has been opened up. Value has been in a basic state of existence, "unstable". From the first day when people rediscovered that psychological needs could effect value, the human beings have planted seeds toward an explosion of wealth. The human society may finalize to be in a fanatical pursuit of absolute wealth and this may make the signs of wealth play an increasingly important role in people’s life.