Paul Virilio on Void, Speed & Life

In this interview edit, Paul Virilio relates the notions of void, speed and life (Vide, Vite et Vif). He brings up Foucault’s theory of claustrophobia as it is reflected by interfaces that shrinks everything into the palm of our hands. He talks about the race to build upward and even to reach upward toward other worlds—all the while progress is taking reality beyond our control hence bringing new generation of threats. Virilio also suggests the creation of a Ministry of Time to help us manage our present.