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“The perfect crime would be the elimination of the real world. But what concerns me, rather, is the elimination of the original illusion, the fateful illusion of the world. We might agree that the world itself is a perfect crime: it has in itself no motive, no equivalent, no alleged perpetrator. So we may imagine that, from the beginning, we are already in a criminal enterprise. But in a perfect crime, it is the perfection that is criminal. To perfect the world is to finish it, to fulfil it - and hence to find a final solution for it.”

—Baudrillard. Passwords

“We no longer partake in the drama of alienation, but are in the ecstasy of communication. And this ecstasy is obscene. Obscene is that which eliminates the gaze, the image and every representation. Obscenity is not confined to sexuality, because today there is a pornography of information and communication, a pornography of circuits and networks. It is no longer the obscenity of the hidden, the repressed, the obscure, but that of the visible, the all too visible.”

—Baudrillard. Ecstasy of Communication