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

Mark C. Taylor

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.

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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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mel Foster

Length:

14h 41m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:52


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

38:55


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

40:44


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

55:47


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:51


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

36:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

33:50


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

33:00


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

35:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

32:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

39:06


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

41:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

39:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

40:28


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

40:40


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

38:46


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

42:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

41:30


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

42:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

44:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

42:07