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Why technology makes us feel like our lives are speeding up

People are saying that time has sped up—and that digital technology is to blame

By Dolly Church  

Why does technology make us feel that our life is speeding up? Photo: Prospect composite

We are first taught that time is something reliable and constant. We expect it to run indefinitely and assume it won’t change—with the exception of perhaps a leap year, daylight savings or a natural disaster tipping the earth on its axis.

Einsteinian world theory showed this to be a simplification; rather, time is a dimension, just like space, where everything exists all at once. This is perhaps truer to how the passage of…

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