Paul Virilio Quotes (12 quotes)
Quote used in Manic Street Preachers song Kevin Carter video.
“When you invent the ship, you also invent the shipwreck; when you invent the plane you also invent the plane crash; and when you invent electricity, you invent electrocution... Every technology carries its own negativity, which is invented at the same time as technical progress.”
Politics of the Very Worst, New York: Semiotext(e), 1999, p. 89
“'But I don't want to go among mad people,' said Alice. 'Oh, you can't help that,' said the cat. 'We're all mad here.'”
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865)
Hudibras, a poem, Volume 1, printed by W. Lewis for Thomas McLean, 1819, p. 366, Part II, Canto II
As quoted in: Newsday, 11 February 1988
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Born: 1932 (age 87)
Bio: Paul Virilio is a cultural theorist and urbanist. He is best known for his writings about technology as it has developed in relation to speed and power, with diverse references to architecture, the arts, the city and the military.