[Book Review] Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left, by Mark Taylor

[Book Review] Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left, by Mark Taylor

25867_book-review-speed-limits-by-mark-c-taylorThis looks interesting:

Howard P. Segal on an examination of the accelerating pace of life whose scope extends beyond fast food and computers

In our high-tech culture, speed is all the rage – not necessarily drugs (God forbid) but so much else: communications and transportation in endless forms. We are constantly reminded that our pace of change is unprecedented; that no prior society has ever approached ours in the ability to share instantaneously experiences, feelings, news and thoughts with intimates and strangers alike across the world.

No prior society, moreover, has approached our computer-based ability to analyse almost infinite amounts of data and to extract supposedly accurate conclusions about our varied values, views and behaviours. This in turn provides an allegedly reliable crystal ball with which to make predictions of crucial importance to policymakers in both the public and private sectors.

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