Reminds me of this Sagan quote:
We have a civilization based on science and technology, and we have cleverly arranged things so that almost nobody understands science and technology. That is as clear a prescription for disaster as you can imagine. It’s a combustible mixture of ignorance and power. And while we might get away with it for a while, that mixture, sooner or later, is going to blow up. The powers of modern technology are so enormous that it is insufficient to say, well those in charge of those powers, I am sure, are doing a good job. This is a democracy, and for us to make sure that the powers of science and technology are used properly and prudently, we ourselves must understand science and technology.
I'm not sure it's completely relevant because I haven't read any of this guys writing, but my quick googling brought this to mind. If you add exponentially increasing technology and Virilio's fears to the above quote, everyday that goes by only means that the proposed "Great Accident" will be worse and worse.