Time Wars: The Primary Conflict in Human History

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Simon & Schuster, 1989 - Social Science - 302 pages
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Time Wars is for anyone who has ever wondered why, in a culture so obsessed with efficiency, we seem to have so little time we can call our own. Rifkin envisions a culture emancipated from the tyranny of digital watches, cellular phones, and computers - a culture that sets its pace to life's natural rhythms and can accommodate the past. He offers a courageous, thought-provoking challenge to conventional wisdom. This controversial polemic argues that "slow is beautiful" has already become a focal point in the ongoing debate about America's identity in the computer era.

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User Review  - Alejandro Teruel - Goodreads

This book has not aged well. Though not uninteresting, most of its ideas now seem either derivative, overstated or rather commonplace: With each new time-reckoning and time-ordering system [calendars ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

This book is hilarious. It's extremely dated and it was written in 1987! The thing that's a little sad about it is that Rifkin has a lot of really interesting things to contribute to the discussion of ... Read full review

Contents

The New Nanosecond Culture
19
The Clocks That Make Us Run
38
Calendars and Clout
83
Copyright

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About the author (1989)

Jeremy Rifkin, one of the most popular social thinkers of our time, is the bestselling author of numerous books, including "The Third Industrial Revolution", "The Empathic Civilization", "The European Dream", "The Age of Access", "The Hydrogen Economy", "The Biotech Century", and "The End of Work". His books have been translated into more than thirty-five languages. Rifkin is an advisor to the European Union and to heads of state around the world. He is a senior lecturer at the Wharton School s executive education program at the University of Pennsylvania and the president of the Foundation on Economic Trends.

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