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Bomba informática (Paul Virilio)
His will, via whatever technique was available to him in his technical milieu, would have triumphed. After the era of the ato Virilio’s exploration of the relationship between technology, war and information technology.
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. This tabula rasa is an ideal situation, a prime opportunity for a scientific futurology which declares itself resolutely schizophrenic and advocates the complete virtualization of living matter, ‘humanity being what remains when you have taken from human beings all that can be touched and all can be seen” ”Human beings could still cherish the hope of surviving themselves while at the same time having ceased to exist” ”It heaps up, accumulates and condenses in each of us the full range of visual, social, psycho-motor, affective, intellectual, sexual, etc.
That’s as far as my attempt at positivity re Paul Virilio goes. Refresh and try again.
La Bomba Informatica : Paul Virilio :
Isn’t cultural infantilizing stimulating mass passivity and political withdrawal, rather than pushing disaffected youth into massive “vandalism and theft”? Quotes from The Information Bomb. Virilio links, among other things, an increasingly globalised commercial world with the control of information by the USA, and its pressure for global free trade with global hegemonic information war.
Mar 18, David rated it liked it Recommends it for: He is no Baudrillard, who dreamed much bigger and in brighter colors. In This book was first published in but at times it is rather prophetic of recent times, especially in light of the global financial crash, and more recently in the USA with the ‘scandal’ onformatica the NSA, exposing publicly the information war that that country has been engaging in for decades.
May 22, razonabilidad rated it did not like it Shelves: Stiegler very rigorously engages with the entire phenomenological tradition, with raw data about Internet usage and television ownership, with fact and theory.
Rob rated it really liked it Dec 11, His may be a noble impulse, I don’t know; it’s deeply conservative, whatever it is: He can’t be serious In some sense, Virillo is hyperbolic. Virilio should not comment on the ”rationaliy” of individuals in the market as such is irrational ”Babel is returning – as cosmic ghetto, city and world all in one – and perhaps this time it is indestructible. But certain passages do seem to accurately predict innovations like Facebook, and the section arguing that the faster technology changes the more sterile we become as a society is a personal favorite.
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Other books in the series. After the era of the atomic bomb, Virilio posits an era of genetic and information bombs which replace the apocalyptic bang of nuclear death with the whimper of a subliminally reinforced eugenics.
What does Virilio mean when he says we are pressured to “like” the Internet? Further, Virilio offers genuine insight into the dangers of a hyper-connected global economy. Attention spans are shortening as we are becoming smarter in the quasi-autistic sense, at compiling vividly and efficiently raw sets of data, through cyber-interaction. Old people like it.
To r read this instead – https: I think that escapism is a weak proposition, and not at all a potential solution. Reactionary movements are seldom successful. Viriloo first read Virilio in college, when I was too young to understand what I thought about the world. Interestingly he also raises points on the commercialisation of the human body in genetics that anticipates arguments made in the book ‘Genes, Cells, and Brains’ which I read recently.
He concludes that mankind is potentially screwed, and he sets forth specific educational steps to help us get un-fucked. It’s a beautiful book. Every aspect of human life is moving faster, and we can’t go back. Virilio’s exploration of the relationship between technology, war and information technology.
But this insight is cloaked in hyperbolic fear mongering, and an eternal ‘slippery slope’. When it comes to all that makes a book of theory either deeply challenging but deeply rewarding in detailed analysis that leads to gestalt theory Stiegler, Derrida, Deleuze, Negarestani, Serres or zany and discipline-jumping but surprisingly tight in logic and rewarding in novel insight into the human condition Bataille, Baudrillard, Foucault, Latour Fouzi rated it it was amazing Dec 19,