“My experience with time by now is limited to the one feeling – I don’t have enough.”
It’s a paradox. Never before have we worked more efficiently. Never before have we saved time with more sophisticated technologies. But nearly everyone feels they don’t have enough time. It seems that the same technology invented to make our life easier, is now enslaving us.
Florian Opitz tries to track down the reasons of our shortage of time and for the constant acceleration of our lives. In his search of lost time he not only questions his own hectic lifestyle, but also visits several people, to find out how they deal with time. The pacemakers of the constant acceleration of society as well as dropouts. He reveals the disturbing picture of a civilisation, that has disposed of all brake systems and, run by autopilot, goes blindly for unlimited and eternal growth, no matter what the consequences are.
But Opitz also tries to find the good life. In the niches of the global capitalism he discovers alternatives to the rat race.
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