Empires of Speed

The real-world stresses that accompany this virtual space have other—predictably human—effects. For example in June 2005 Xinhua News Agency reported that a Shanghai online gamer had been sentenced to death, with a two-year reprieve, ...

Empires of Speed

Author: Robert Hassan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004186859

Page: 264

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Explaining and comparing the rise and effects of the 'empires' of clock time and 'network time', Empires of Speed argues with power and clarity that our network society is hurtling fast through a volatile present into an increasingly precarious future.

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