What does it mean? : posted by ben on 05.04.12 at 22:50, art, books, Leave a comment Permalink

Computer science only indicates the retrospective omnipotence of our technologies. In other words, an infinite capacity to process data (but only data -- i.e. the already given) and in no sense a new vision. With that science, we are entering an era of exhaustivity, which is also an era of exhaustion. Of generalized interactivity abolishing particularized action. Of the interface which abolishes challenge, passion, and rivalry between peoples, ideas and individuals which was always the souce of the finest energies.

-Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories, pg 150

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