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The Resource Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor

Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor

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Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left
Title
Speed limits
Title remainder
where time went and why we have so little left
Statement of responsibility
Mark C. Taylor
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives. When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable? Is faster always better? 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, he 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. By showing how the phenomenon of speed has emerged, Taylor offers us a chance to see our pace of life as the product of specific ideas, practices, and policies. It's not inevitable or irreversible. He courageously and movingly invites us to imagine how we might patiently work towards a more deliberative life and sustainable world
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1945-
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Taylor, Mark C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Technology and civilization
  • Speed
  • Civilization, Modern
Label
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 396 pages
Isbn
9780300206470
Lccn
2014935570
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875644494
  • (OCoLC)ocn875644494
  • 672706
Label
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left, Mark C. Taylor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 396 pages
Isbn
9780300206470
Lccn
2014935570
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)875644494
  • (OCoLC)ocn875644494
  • 672706

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