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.