The virtual image, progress of science? (IEP 2013)

What about new technologies such as television? This
progress of science, of technique, is it really a good news for the human being?
for the human being?
Paul Virilio brings an answer in the review Le
Monde de l’éducation
, of July-August 2001. For him:
“The virtual image, it is the machine which sees, which feels in your
in your place and liquidates you as an active being in favor of a passive being.”

This virtual image, represented in first place in our time by the
television, would thus take part to deaden the proactive force of the man, to
to make it passive.
Paul Virilio is known for his essays on the speed, the technology, the urbanism and the
technology, urbanism and architecture.