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I think that the points that Virilio talks about are important, and integral to an understanding of the global political world in which we live, inforatica we should also make affirmative moves towards something.

But we can at least laugh, at our ignorance and our continually hope, like Charlie Brown teeing up to kick the football out of Lucy’s tergiversating hands I think, for instance, of the example of the sheep Dolly, pwul Virilio’s look towards the potential of human cloning.

But I’m straying too far from the text. In these things, he is correct – rapid transmission of images and ideas has had a rapid effect on culture, perhaps not seen since the Industrial Revolution or the printing press. True, but hasn’t it done so already? 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? Further, Virilio offers genuine insight into the dangers of a hyper-connected global economy.

Each new age has its new difficulties in addition to the old jnformatica.

Quotes from The Information Bomb. Virillo Hanson rated it really liked it Paaul 10, Increasing global speed rendering bodily movement stationary. Virilio’s exploration of the relationship between technology, war and information technology.

Why not name him? Anyway, a lot of Virilio’s ideas are ones I can definitely vibe with, but infomatica conclusions are, at least in The Pauo Bombpretty reactionary. Virilio makes the case that the interconnectedness of globalization has led to a plane wherein geography is negated, so that localism becomes extrinsic and In this pessimistic outlook at the future of information, Paul Virilio shows us the negative potentialities, or, in some cases, actualities, of an interconnected globalism.


So I opened it and the ideas were interesting, but the tone and the style of the prose is more interesting. We are not pressured; we do like it! This is a deeply contradictory book. He can’t be serious Other books in the series. He bashes sexuality, all technological progress, and all global inter-connectivity. Georges Roque, 47, caused by art’s consideration as a consumer product to a hyper-excessive fetishization ”We can envisage suffering passing without complaint; horrors going unbewailed, not that here would be anyone to hear the ppaul and anxieties going without a prayer – and without even an analysis” 72 Scientific voyeurism as the use of an dead Inuit’s skeleton for display exhibition, without the living son’s permission or knowledge, -he was not told even at the staged funeral Infantalism of modern culture, technology as prime facie desire for immortality Agree with Virilio’s assessment of Nietzsche as ”not a philosopher” 98 as a means of praise in re-inquiring into all value judgements, presenting him and Nomba as a ”paranoid interpreters of the apocalypic ultimatum of youth battling with the irreversibility of time” Do I hate and fear this?

Virilio looks toward the potential of an information war taking place on a global scale which leads to some dystopian end of the world. Trivia About The Information Bomb.

He engages with other thinkers and doesn’t claim to have a comprehensive understanding of biotechnology or bomha science though he certainly must have the latter. 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 innformatica practical perspective.

Can’t remember much, but I remember a lot of neologisms and words I haven’t encountered before.

His criticism of the pervasiveness of the sexual and the criminal is pretty undeveloped — why is sexual immodesty ‘dangerous’? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Perhaps it is just a pervasive fear of anything new. Virilio has nothing new or useful to add here. Mar 18, David rated it liked it Recommends it for: The wa I first read Virilio in college, when I was too young to understand what I thought about the world.


Like if Nietzsche was some fucking retarded cyberpunk obsessive who made annoying comments in the back of a freshman year philosophy class. Here, exactly and always where it counts, Virilio comes up short.

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We cannot know the future. Virilio shows here a conservatism in the traditional sense.

Apr 19, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: Like the set of tools we call the motor car, it is both good and bad, expeditious and dangerous. Its framework, one I can only assume Virilio has established in his older work, is one focusing on velocity of travel, of information, of progress, Carlos Sotoq rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Kate rated it it was ok Nov 19, Humankind will inevitably bomb into violent hedonism forever because of the Internet and Television.

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 viriloo personal favorite.

Virilio borrows heavily from Stiegler: I don’t think it’s very relevant or useful to cite a string of science fictions, Hiroshima, and assisted suicide which I believe has been convincingly argued for and conclude that mankind is screwed.

Bomba informática (Paul Virilio)

May 16, Rufus informarica it it was ok Shelves: Fouzi rated it it was amazing Dec 19, The Information Bomb speeds along, bolding and italicizing all the way, introducing neologisms and quoting articles from popular media every few pages, and generally leaving the reader with mixed feelings. A very negative view on the present and the future with some good points but no backup or argument. Reactionary movements are seldom successful.

But this insight is cloaked in hyperbolic fear mongering, and an eternal ‘slippery slope’. The book is printed handsomely, and I would buy others in this series, particularly the volume of Derrida’s.