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Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left

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Business GeneralTechnology & EngineeringGeneral Sociology

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ISBN13: 9798200023325
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published: Jan 6 2015
Language: English
Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in a race we can never win. The faster we go, the less time we have, and the more we try to catch up, the farther behind we fall. Connecting our speed-obsession with today's global capitalism, Taylor composes a grand narrative showing how commitments to economic growth and extreme competition, combined with accelerating technological innovation, have brought us close to disaster. Psychologically, environmentally, economically, and culturally, speed is taking a profound toll on our lives.

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