Baudrillard on the Virtual

October 7, 2013 § Leave a comment

“In the virtual, we are no longer dealing with value; we are merely dealing with a turning-into-data, a turning-into-calculations, a generalized computation in which reality-effects disappear. The virtual might be said to be truly the reality-horizon, just as we talk about the event-horizon in physics. But it is also possible to think that all this is merely a roundabout route towards an as yet indiscernible aim.”

 

Jean Baudrillard. Passwords. Translated by Chris Turner. London: Verso. 2003: 40-41.

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