Speed as a New Dimension of Globalization
Department of Pedagogical Studies, University of Zilina, Zilina, Slovakia
- Corresponding Author:
- Hauer T
Department of Pedagogical Studies
University of Zilina, Univerzitna 8215/1
010 26 Zilina, Slovakia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 20, 2016; Accepted date: June 07, 2016; Published date: June 13, 2016
Citation: Hauer T (2016) Speed as a New Dimension of Globalization. Arts Social Sci J 7:193. doi:10.4172/2151-6200.1000193
Copyright: ©2016 Hauer T. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
According to Virilio, changes in society (hence globalization as well) can be monitored from the perspective of speed. From this point of view, it is also possible to explain the development of the society as a dromocratic development. In this case, we find that during a certain recent historical interval there was a fundamental event, which resulted in unusual acceleration in all areas of the society, and within the two centuries, the speed of some human activities reached its limit, the speed of light – for the first time in the history. Virilio thinks that in reality, there is no industrial revolution, but only dromocratic-speed revolution, there is any democracy, but dromocracy. Which means that by using terms such as the “industrial revolution”, “technological progress”, or globalization of modern thinking collectively refers only to the various striking phenomena, but the essential, less prominent issue eludesnamely, speeds. What characterizes the current form of globalization is an unstable mixture of fast information and slow movements, fast technology and slow society of technocratic liberalism. Besides monetary wealth standard, there is a globalized standard of the speed limit.