Paul Virilio is one of the most signiﬁcant and original thinkers to emerge in the latter half of the twentieth century. His work is fundamentally concerned with questions of perception and embodiment, but also with questions of social and political development. He engages in a sustained manner with a very wide range of issues: with questions of war and military strategy, with the history of cinema, the nature of modern media and telecommunications, and with the state of contemporary cultural and artistic production. The astonishing breadth of his thinking makes him an indispensable point of reference for a wide range of disciplines. His work touches on politics, international relations theory and war studies, on media and social theory, aesthetics, urbanism and environmental thinking. Within this broad range of concerns the question of technology has played a central and determining role. If Virilio is an indispensable contemporary thinker it is perhaps because his work is rooted in a sustained philosophical engagement with the question of technology. Virilio’s work shows us how and why technology has been, and will continue to be, fundamental to the shaping of human experience and historical development.