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Virilio has nothing new or useful to add here. Rob rated it really liked it Dec 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Virilio bashes something he virilioo “extreme science. At times, the reader is even led to believe that Virilio is arguing more from a general culturally conservative point of view, rather than an actively critical one. His criticism of the pervasiveness of the sexual and the criminal is pretty undeveloped — why is sexual immodesty ‘dangerous’?

Is the ultimate fear of a technoscientific complex always arriving too early, before anything’s actually happened?

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It’s a useful set of tools. Apr 19, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: Other books in the series. A weird snag, however, is hit every time Virilio brings in morality. Humankind will inevitably degenerate into violent hedonism forever because of the Internet and Television.


Increasing global speed rendering bodily movement stationary.

But this insight is cloaked in hyperbolic fear mongering, bomha an eternal ‘slippery slope’. I first read Virilio in college, when I was too young to understand what I thought about the world.

The Information Bomb spans everything from Fukuyama to Larry Flynt, the Sensation exhibition of New British Art to space travel, all seen infoormatica the optic of Virilio’s trenchant and committed theoretical position.

And I think the acceleration of time and the shrinking of the world by means of technology are extremely pertinent. Here are just a few choice lowlights from Virilio’s attempt to scare us out of the future: Anthony rated it really liked it Apr 13, What does Virilio mean when he says we are pressured to “like” the Internet?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s a beautiful book. But this insight is This is a deeply contradictory book. Sep 25, Wythe Marschall rated it did not like it. These potentials have not yet been actualized, and may actualize in different ways than Virilio expects.

Jul 12, Bryan Kelly rated it liked it.

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Stiegler never resorts to fearmongering. Published January 17th by Verso first published Further, Virilio offers genuine insight into the dangers of a hyper-connected global economy. Why not name him? Virilio’s exploration of the relationship between technology, war and information technology. Nov ingormatica, Andrew added it Shelves: A readable, insightful and purely philosophical i.


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To r read this instead – https: May 07, Liam rated viriio liked it. Virilio says about the end of the humanity, the end of the world because of the Internet era, however, wars existed before the Internet and every era had its challenges. No trivia or quizzes yet. He bashes sexuality, all technological progress, and all global inter-connectivity.

He is best known for his writings about technology as it has developed in relation to speed and power, with diverse references to architecture, the arts, the city and the military. Virilio should not comment on the ”rationaliy” of individuals in the market as such is irrational ”Babel is returning – as cosmic ghetto, city and vurilio all in one – and perhaps this time it is indestructible.