Original Title: SPEED - Auf der Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit
Paperback, with flaps,
13.5 x 21.5 cm,
5.3 x 8.5 Inches
€ 17.95 [D] | € 18.50 [A] | CHF 25.90* (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price
Publishing House: Riemann
Date of publication:
September 26, 2011
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People tell of the fast-paced tact of their lives
Our life has speeded up to breaking point. Information is now being transferred in real time on a global scale by mobile phones, blackberries and iphones; this dictates the pace of life and we are scarcely in a position to keep up. Leisure has become a much sought-after luxury commodity.
Who is turning this treadmill round that we all live in? Where has all the time gone we saved during the last decades with our increasingly sophisticated technologies, synergy effects and efficiency models? Where does this permanent urge for acceleration come from in the first place? Have we already reached the limits of acceleration and efficiency? If so, what then?
Florian Opitz has questioned and observed people who, each in their own way, have come to terms with the fast-paced tact of their lives: a management consultant, an information broker, a nurse, a pilot, a burnout doctor, a family of mountain farmers and many others. He has painted a vivid picture of the hopes of our society – and its helplessness – of doing something meaningful with our time on earth.
“A brilliant travel report in book form that penetrates to the center of the velocity stalemate – with gentle suggestions encouraging us time-slaves to make new choices concerning our lives.”
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