Law of Accelerating Returns

Law of Accelerating Returns

As order exponentially increases, time exponentially speeds up (i.e., the time interval between salient events grows shorter as time passes). For example, life on earth was relatively static until cellular life developed, and biological evolution, like technological evolution in the twentieth century, exploded over shorter intervals of time between milestones in complexity of organisms. Moore's Law can be seen as a subset of this law.

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