Chapter 7. The Edge of Forever: Timeless Time

  1. Manuel Castells

Published Online: 27 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444319514.ch7

The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface

The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface

How to Cite

Castells, M. (2009) The Edge of Forever: Timeless Time, in The Rise of the Network Society: With a New Preface, Volume I, Second edition With a new preface, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444319514.ch7

Author Information

  1. Santa Monica, California, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2009

Book Series:

  1. The Information Age

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196864

Online ISBN: 9781444319514

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Keywords:

  • edge of forever, timeless time;
  • time, history, and society;
  • time as source of value - Global Casino;
  • flex-time and network enterprise;
  • “just-in-time” inventory management procedure - symbol of lean production;
  • shrinking and twisting of life working time;
  • biological rhythms, whether individual, related to species, or cosmic - essentiality to human life;
  • technological ambition and erasing death from life;
  • massive destruction - accepted strategies of fighting advanced wars in Information Age;
  • time conscious social actors - bringing ahistorical domination of timelessness under control

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Time, History, and Society

  • Time as the Source of Value: the Global Casino

  • Flex-time and the Network Enterprise

  • The Shrinking and Twisting of Life Working Time

  • The Blurring of the Life-cycle: Toward Social Arrhythmia?

  • Death Denied

  • Instant Wars

  • Virtual Time

  • Time, Space, and Society: the Edge of Forever