Our mental clock is not in sync with those of our systems

"This transition [of technology that enables the modern era of information traveling at light speed] is not merely one that can be measured in terms of speed or cost efficiency. There is more to this than just an increase of convenience, speed and accessibility. In Berardiís view we need to go beyond rights, beyond access and comfort to understand the psychic impact of the actual information flows that reach our synapses. The premise here is that we cannot keep up. Our mental clock is not in sync with those of our systems, the news, the data flows at work and inside the traffic when we travel through multiple time zones."

http://interactivist.autonomedia.org/node/46979

tags: information,future_shock,psyche