Speed Limits

  • by Mark C. Taylor
  • Narrated by Mel Foster
  • 14 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


What the Critics Say

"Taylor's observant thought process inspires and promotes the kind of dramatic cultural change necessary to unplug and reflect." (Kirkus)


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-06-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio