Tom Vanderbilt: The pleasure and pain of speed
Are we willing to speed our lives up indefinitely? A quarter of a second is the biological speed at which we can experience life. But whilst this has stayed the same for millennia, the speed of communication and data has increased in vast levels. American journalist Tom Vanderbilt reflects on the implications this has on the human psyche. Is this need for speed controlled by innovation or by the societies intrinsic desire for it? Tom Vanderbilt is an American journalist, blogger, and author of the best-selling book, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do. He also published the widely successful book Beginners: The Joy and Transformative Power of Lifelong Learning in 2020. To hear more of his writing, search Learning Chess at 40 in the app.