The Great Acceleration: How the World is Getting Faster, Faster

The Great Acceleration: How the World is Getting Faster, Faster


In this revelatory examine of recent dwelling, Robert Colvile inspects some of the ways that the speed of existence in our society is expanding and examines the evolutionary technological know-how at the back of our quickly accelerating desire for switch, in addition to why it truly is not going we are going to be ready to decelerate . . . or perhaps wish to.

Exploring theories surrounding the influence of this velocity on our minds and our bodies, Colvile finds how, opposite to gloomier predictions, dwelling in a speedier age can be priceless for us, either bodily and mentally. as well as the universe of social media, he examines the possibilities that speedier conversation and operation may well deliver to every thing from tune, movie, and books to transportation, politics, and executive.

Comparing advancements in towns and villages, complex economies and underdeveloped nations, East and West, The nice Acceleration explains how the positives outnumber the negatives and, if this acceleration is actually inevitable, why we must always rush to embody it.

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