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The economics, risk and ethics of time compression [pdf] (aleph.se)
42 points by UnderSpecdHuman 9 months ago | hide | past | favorite | 2 comments

This is a great read, but I'm slightly uncomfortable with the thought of technological progress as a deterministic process and of ourselves as mere victims of it. I think (and I'm not alone in this, Judy Wajcman and other people doing social studies of technology have written extensively around the subject) that social norms and habits can shape technological development as much as it shapes them, so maybe that's a starting point?

I recommend reading "Social Acceleration: Ethical and Political Consequences of a Desynchronized High-Speed Society" as a starting point, and possibly then "Pressed for Time" by Judy Wajcman.

Thank you for recommendations, looks interesting!

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