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To r read this instead – https: Loss of time intervals, endless feedback Virilio’s writing is in-depth and insightful, and not extremely bomga to understand.

The Information Bomb by Paul Virilio

Kate rated it it was ok Nov 19, After the era of the ato Virilio’s exploration of the relationship between technology, war virillio information technology. What attracted me was the book’s appearance.

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. Like Baudrillard, knformatica without that writer’s incontestable eloquence, Virilio charges confidently and glibly into and beyond the horizons of various con The book is printed handsomely, and I would buy others in this series, particularly the volume of Derrida’s.


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 It’s a beautiful book. 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.

His may be a noble impulse, I don’t know; it’s deeply conservative, whatever it is: The Information Bomb spans everything from Fukuyama to Larry Flynt, the Sensation exhibition of New British Art to space travel, all seen through the optic of Virilio’s trenchant and committed theoretical position.

Humankind will inevitably degenerate into violent hedonism forever because of the Internet and Television. Without suspecting it, we have become the heirs and descendants of some fearsome antecedents, the prisoners of hereditary defects transmitted not through the genes, sperm or blood, but through an unutterable technological contamination” There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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.

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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? I’ll keep reading his stuff, though.

Bomba informática (Paul Virilio)

Apr 19, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: But certain passages do seem to accurately predict innovations like Facebook, and the section arguing that the virllio technology changes the more sterile we become as a society is a personal favorite. 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. Open Preview See a Problem?