C-Beams that Glitter in the Dark Near the Tannhauser Gate: Considerations on Han’s Psychopolitics

Byung-Chul Han’s vision of our future has the feeling of a philosophical explication of the novels of William Gibson, the philosophy of today’s cyberpunk Real World. Man is the achievement-subject, an auto-exploiting, self-surveilling entrepreneur of career-oriented and personal projects for optimizing their productivity in an increasingly competitive world of immaterial production. To fail within the…