I just stopped by these new traffic lights where the shifting of the lights is indicated in seconds. It must be the ultimate sign of a world that has been influenced by our impatience behind the computer screen.
Sure we live in a stressful world where everything is getting optimized so it takes less time so we can spend more time on what really matters family, friends and leisure time. But this is really a step towards being aware of time every second of the day – no time to let the mind fly away for a little while in the middle of the traffic jam. Yet most people would probably argue it is quite practical.