Motion-blurred crowd of pedestrians
(Image: Unsplash/Mauro Moro)

Remember the two-speed economy? Now we have two-speed time. For the growing number of Australians isolating at home, and the hundreds of millions of people in lockdown in Europe and Asia, time is passing ponderously in a world deprived of social contact, of friends and extended family, of sport, of hospitality, of being able to go to a cafe or bar, or even for a walk.