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.
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. Download and start listening now!