Paul Virilio: Thinking speed

“Paul Virilio : Thinking Speed” a film by Stéphane Paoli (documentary 90 min / 2008 / La Générale de Production / ARTE France) In an unprecedented way, this dazzling story of Paul Virilio’s thought confronts the reflections of philosophers, political actors and journalists such as Rifkin, Yunus, Bender, Klein, Jean Nouvel.

“If time is money, speed is power…”

Progress and catastrophe are the obverse and reverse sides of the same coin (…) To invent the train is to invent the derailment, to invent the plane is to invent the crash (…) there is no pessimism in this, no despair, it is a rational phenomenon (…), masked by the propaganda of progress.

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