Feb 9, 2020, 10:23 AM
—“Hi Curt, have you read, “Speed & Politics” by Paul Virilio?”—Jame B
No, because I find continental philosophical work sophomoric. But you will find the same argument in my work’s restructuring of economics as time, and therefore all we do is increase the rate of production in time through increasing division of labor and knowledge.
So yes I say the same thing but as usual in anglo scientific rather than continental literary exposition.
—“Fair. Nonetheless, some interesting bits and references along the lines of war / economy / speed / proletarian discussions, etc. … Virilio also comes to the same conclusion (Duchesne) that the history os the West is superior in terms of SPEED.”—
Correct. The better word is ‘maneuver’ but yes. Or as I say “adaptive velocity”. We are not first we are fastest.