Book review for Alles Espresso

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Book review for Alles Espresso
Book review for Alles Espresso

Book review for "Alles Espresso"

Professor Geißler has dedicated his meditating thinking to time and lives from it associating-medially. Time flies relentlessly, arrow-like, but at the same speed. If it seems to us that we are "living faster", that is a subjective statement: It is not "objective time" that is speeding up - it is a physical constant - but our life expressions change before we have become accustomed to the previous one. We are in constant pressure to catch up with time to adapt to news, events, inventions or even just fashions.

Adaptation, getting used to it, has to do with single quanta that basically have the same speed, the material transmission events on the donor and receiver side of an excitation and memory neuron, which are diffusion-controlled. But the frequency and frequency of these events determine the pace and depth of the impression.

This is what this amusing and stimulating book is about with well-illuminated examples from technology and the environment, from literature and education. It makes for enjoyable reading for a few hours and for ruminating and digesting for a long time. Because everyone can add examples or discuss according to their impression. However, the author himself already has an almost overflowing box of slips (or today, probably the Internet). Sometimes the good is too much, but never clogs the assimilation of the soul.

First, Geißler gives examples of time-saving ways to make life easier, of everyday accessories, sometimes surprisingly simple and ingenious, easy to produce and durable things that change our behavior over time ex-and-hop "instantly" - sometimes at the expense of quality, which is not associated with nostalgic comfort and search should be confused after lost time! These things then change in the design, because the customers who are used to it want to stay and be served. There is of course some lifestyle nonsense - but: Free stuff for the free man, so that he can prove his worth. Only sour culture snobs take most for bravado, either that of the inventor of superfluous conveniences or their users. Because all of this costs irreversible energy, and working off a bit of unnecessary calories would be he althy.

The food cycles also have their time, even if they were instantly prepared from said accessories. On the other hand, some domestications are lost in the process: Which child can still tie a bow, which used to be a sign of school readiness? Who still indulges in the superstition that bread is a mystical gift of God worked through by sweat?

Electronics and their jockeys not only make "everything" possible, some things are easier, many things so fast that the remaining time can be wasted with natural or electronic noise. Their possibilities also stimulate the sports and play spirit of their fexes in such a way that development never seems to come to a standstill. The time doesn't get any shorter as a result, but it goes by faster without an impression. Is existence optimized as a result? One may ask.

Amusingly, "saints" are repeatedly presented on pillars, often from one side, but surprising in the context. That spices up the reading and makes you curious about the next one.

Of course, "PISA" will be poked fun at and some of the more recent contemporaries will be listed.

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