Speed Limits by Mark C. Taylor audiobook

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

By Mark C. Taylor
Read by Mel Foster

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14.69 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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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.

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Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Taylor's observant thought process inspires and promotes the kind of dramatic cultural change necessary to unplug and reflect. Kirkus
“With panache and flashes of brilliance, Taylor provides plenty of provocative, learned ideas.” Publishers Weekly
“Taylor’s observant thought process inspires and promotes the kind of dramatic cultural change necessary to unplug and reflect.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: Mark C. Taylor

Author Bio: Mark C. Taylor

Mark C. Taylor is a professor in and chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University. A leading philosopher and cultural critic, he is the author of thirty books and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg News, and other publications. Mark lives in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 14.69
Audience: Adult
Language: English