Paul Virilio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Virilio
Borg Complex: A Primer - by L. M. SACASAS (2013):
In his books Empire and Communication (1950) and The Bias of Communication (1951), the Canadian historian Harold Innis argued that all communication systems incorporate biases, which shape how people communicate and hence how they think. These biases can, in the long run, exert a profound influence over the organization of society and the course of history.
Is there an overarching bias to the advance of communication systems? Technology enthusiasts like Kelly would argue that there is — a bias toward greater freedom, democracy, and social harmony. As a society, we’ve largely embraced this sunny view. Harold Innis had a very different take. “Improvements in communication,” he wrote in The Bias of Communication, “make for increased difficulties of understanding.” He continued: “The large-scale mechanization of knowledge is characterized by imperfect competition and the active creation of monopolies in language which prevent understanding and hasten appeals to force.” Looking over recent events, I sense that Innis may turn out to be the more reliable prophet.
Marshall Mcluhan Full lecture: The medium is the message (1977)
If you find current generative media developments confusing (deepfakes, HQ generative music, etc.), you'll be truly confused by the mid 2020s when computational & biological generative systems start to heavily intertwingle. Better start to cultivate a meditation practice today.
tribal values are not democratic: https://jarche.com/2017/01/tribal-values-are-not-democratic/ #Media
Marshall McLuhan's Predictions around "Digital-Mediated Tribalism" come to mind: https://mcluhangalaxy.wordpress.com/2017/02/16/marshall-mcluhan-predicted-digital-mediated-tribalism/
"First the Media, Then Us: How the Internet Changed the Fundamental Nature of the Communication and Its Relationship with the Audience" - by Peter Hirshberg: https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/articles/first-the-media-then-us-how-the-internet-changed-the-fundamental-nature-of-the-communication-and-its-relationship-with-the-audience/ #Media #Augmentation #Technology