“Sleeker. Faster. More Intuitive” (The New York Times); “Welcome to a world where speed is everything” (Verizon FiOS); “Speed is God, and time is the devil” (chief of Hitachi’s portable-computer division). In “real” time, life speeds up until time itself seems to disappear—fast is never fast enough, everything has to be done now, instantly. To […]
Mark C. Taylor is chair of the department of religion at Columbia University and and Co-Director of the Institute for Religion, Culture and Public Life. His books include Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left, from Yale University Press.