Understanding Human Limitations in a World that Never Stops.
Why is it that the most notorious industrial accidents all took place in the middle of the night? Common sense and millions of years of evolutionary history tell us that people are more prone to error when their natural cycles of sleeping and waking are disrupted. Airline pilots fight drowsiness at the controls, doctors face critical decisions in hospitals in the blur of extended shifts, and traders juggle huge sums of money on foreign markets through the night. 'The Twenty-Four Hour Society' is both a warning against these increasing dangers and a prescription for dramatic change.
Vital reading for anyone with a stake in our technological future, it should be read by everyone who flies in a plane, drives a car or truck or finds themselves sleepy while doing important work.