The Information Bomb

The Information Bomb
Library Shelf Location 05a.VIRI
Publication Date 2000
Virilio's exploration of the relationship between technology, war and information technology.

“Civilization or the militarization of science?”

With this typically hyperbolic and provocative question as a starting point, Paul Virilio explores the dominion of techno-science, cyberwar and the new information technologies over our lives . . . and deaths. 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. We are entering the age of euthanasia.

These exhilarating bulletins from the information war extend the range of Virilio's work. 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.

ISBN 1844670597
Quantity 1
Pages 145 p. ; 20 cm.
Author Paul Virilio
Format Paperback
Publisher Verso Books, London and New York
Category Philosophy
Keywords Technology, War and technology, information technology

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