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Digital Shock: Confronting the New Reality

Fischer, Herve

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ISBN 10: 0773531149 / ISBN 13: 9780773531147
Verlag: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal, 2006
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Titel: Digital Shock: Confronting the New Reality

Verlag: McGill-Queen's University Press, Montreal

Erscheinungsdatum: 2006

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Art des Buches: Used

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Herve Fischer believes that the digital revolution is a definitive moment in human history, as important as the discovery of fire. Deceptively quiet, it is invasive, radical and affects all aspects of human activity. Fischer cautions that we need to develop a cyber-philosophy to confront this new reality. In Digital Shock, the first English translation of his critically acclaimed Le Choc du numerique: A l'aube d'une nouvelle civilization, le triomphe des cyberprimitifs, Fischer warns that we must take a critical approach to these immensely beneficial, yet potentially devastating, technologies. The challenge, argues Fischer, is to avoid falling into cyber-primitivism - into allowing new technologies to enslave us by enshrining a symbolic, virtual cyber-world and powerful techno-scientific utopia. This could lead to another Middle Ages, destroying the modern idea of a political and social utopia. From cyberspace to artificial intelligence to genetic engineering, Digital Shock exposes the relationships between human beings and digital technology and examines our response to the myths and promises of the digital revolution."

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Hervé Fischer, a multi-media artist and philosopher, is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books, including The Hyper Planet, The Decline of the Hollywood Empire and Couleurs et sociétés. He was awarded the first Leonardo Makepeace Tsao Award by

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