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Ground Zero



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In this book, Virilio paints a bleak picture of current scientific, cultural, social and political values. Art has succumbed to the techniques of advertising and, in politics, the battle for hearts and minds has become a mere convergence of opinion. TV ratings have triumphed over universal suffrage. The events of 11 September reflect both the manipulation of a global sub-proletariat and the delusions of an elite of rich students and technicians who resemble the "suicidal members of the Heaven's Gate cybersect". And, in this post-humanist dystopia, we are morally rudderless before the threat of biological manipulations as yet undreamed of.

Product code: 9781859844168

ISBN 9781859844168
No. Of Pages 96
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H190xW90xS6
Publisher Verso Books
How would it be if what we take for human advance were simply a technological progress that literally leaves us out of its equations? Virilio sees the post September 11th world as a post-humanist dystopia.