Reading Week 5: Finding Time for It All

Judy Wajcman touches base on the concept of time in correlation to humanity’s technological advancements. More specifically, the work industry and how machinery created is a construct that more or less disorients our notion of time.

She mentions how much these machines tamper with our workload and effectively force us to think about the affects of the reduced costs in both economical relations but more importantly time management. This places us in the position where we’re more free than we would normally be – which gives rise to the question; how much work is too much work? How can we balance out the workload between technology and human labour?

Also the fact that this notion of technological advancement in workplacements have a larger impact ont he economic and employment rate of a society – could technology become the downfall of human society?

Wajcman goes into sort of a philisophical topic as she makes time stand out more as a unit of currency than an idea of progression. She also highlights ideas of balancing our current time; work and personal. Some individuals may be able to work longer than others as it ultimately comes down to their psych and mental/physical capabilities/boundaries; with the introduction of machinery, it’ll give us more freedom to be able to balance our time and make the most out of it.

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