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To r read this instead – https: Virilio borrows heavily from Stiegler: Been sitting on the shelf It’s obmba beautiful book.

A similar man in the Iron Age would have used a sword, I supposed, or waited for cancer to consume him, horribly.

Is Virilio serious in his attack on human cloning, on a nonexistent industry, on a technique used for medical science–in short, on the promise of tissue regeneration and organ growth?

The Information Bomb

Like the set of tools we call the motor car, it is both good and bad, expeditious and dangerous. In fact, technophobes are lamenting the Internet’s inevitable and imminent defeat of books. These exhilarating bulletins from the information war extend the range of Virilio’s virulio.

But certain passages do seem to accurately predict innovation A readable, insightful and purely philosophical i. The central and somewhat overblown point about the end of local time and the rise of instantaneousness is, fifteen years after this was written, not what I would consider the central problem of digital encroachment from either a philosophical or practical perspective.


Trivia About The Information Bomb. Reactionary movements are seldom successful. Virilio’s exploration of the relationship between technology, war and information technology. Why not name him?

We cannot know the future. It’s an example of those books that is somewhat beyond my understanding to totally appreciate.

Virilio’s book is a critique of media, technology and the collective un conscious much in the vein of Marshall McLuhan – his predecessor bomga decades – and a comparison between the two is enlightening.

But this insight is This is a deeply contradictory book. Feb 27, Anny Sweet rated it liked it.

Virilio bashes something he terms “extreme science. There doesn’t appear to be any affirmation, unless one reads into the text an affirmation of the past. That said, Virilio’s future does line up with capitalistic endeavor’s of the past complete with a techno-panopticonso it is easy to see where he is coming from.

What characterizes a “genuine discovery,” and what distinguishes this type of scientific result from other disingenuous? Loss of time intervals, endless feedback No trivia or quizzes yet.

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What does Virilio mean when he says we are pressured to “like” the Internet? Virilio shows here a conservatism in the traditional sense. We boomba not pressured; we do like it!


Which would drive the terrible organ harvesters out of business?

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Jun 23, Keith Seekwhence marked it as to-read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Coupled together, pure science and technological innovation produce cures for terrible diseases, cleaner fuels, and so forth–not only a parade of bombs. Stiegler very rigorously engages with the entire phenomenological tradition, with raw data about Internet usage and television ownership, with fact and theory.

Carlos Sotoq rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Like if Nietzsche was some fucking retarded cyberpunk obsessive who made annoying comments in the back of a freshman year philosophy class.

Rob rated it really liked it Dec 11, After the era of the ato Virilio’s exploration of the relationship between technology, war and information technology.

Though knowing, via Stiegler [via Heidegger], that all we are is built of what came before? He would have died, if he aimed to. We are entering the age of euthanasia.