I first read Virilio in college, when I was too young to understand what I thought about the world. In some sense, Virillo is hyperbolic. One can easily sympathize with the conservative move towards technophobia, which Virilio could be accused of, and yet many of his examples only look at a single case, and derive potentials from those cases. May 07, Liam rated it liked it. 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.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I think that this is a mistake. The wa I first read Virilio in college, when I was too young to understand what I thought about the world.
Other books in the series. First encountered this book one bored afternoon spent in the college library. 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.
Humankind will inevitably degenerate into violent hedonism forever because of the Internet and Television. His will, via whatever technique was available to him in his technical milieu, would have triumphed. Sep 25, Wythe Marschall rated it did not like it.
Feb 12, Jacob rated it liked it Shelves: Virilio has the foresight to recognize them, but not the fortitude to address them. La Bomba Informatica : Paul Virilio : A very negative view on the present and the future with some good points but no backup or argument. May 07, Liam rated it liked it. Trivia About The Information Bomb.
To ask other readers questions about The Information Bombplease sign up. Do I hate and fear this? 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. In these things, he is correct — rapid transmission of images and ideas has had a rapid effect on culture, perhaps not bbomba since the Industrial Revolution or the printing press. Burgoo rated it really liked it Oct 24, A science of excess, the eclipse of the real in aesthetics of lq, concerned only with the effect revealed by truth than a new discovery.
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