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Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left

Foster, Mel,(narrator.).

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  • ISBN: 1494528762 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 9781494528768 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 40 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Mel Foster.
Summary, etc.: 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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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Technology and civilization
Speed Social aspects
Civilization, Modern 21st century
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