The End of Everything: Postmodernism and the Vanishing of the Human - Richard Appignanesi

This was an instructive book. It introduces new ideas that concentrate on the replacement of the human agent by a technological construct which at the same time elevates the human being to a new sort of existence and sacrifices human characteristics in order to achieve that goal.

The new existential role that technology is gaining affects the understanding and the behaviors of Man as a creatures capable of adapting but (radically) changing.  Media, the internet, the mobile phone, virtuality etc influence us in ways we are aware of and in other ways we ignore. Many critics in this book suggest that we are conditioned by technology. Our understanding relies on the Internet and the posts we find there. Our culture is affected by Media. The mobile phone redefines communication and virtuality is proposing a new sort of reality....