Types Of Acceleration

Technologies Of Acceleration

Size Of Improvement

While in the eighteenth century it took several weeks to get from Europe to America, today the journey only requires around six hours by plane. As a consequence the world seems to have shrunk to something like a sixtieth of its original size.
In its course top speeds multiplied from roughly 15 to well over 1,000 kilometers per hour, or, if one takes into account space travel, to several thousand kilometers per hour, therefore at least by a factor of 102.17
According to Karlheinz Geißler’s estimate, in the twentieth century alone the speed of communication increased by a factor of 107; Francis Heylighen even calculates the increase during the last two hundred years to be a factor of 1010.21

Compression Of Space Through The Acceleration Of Transportation

Categories Of Technical Acceleration

Production Of Goods & Services

  • Factory
  • Mass production
  • Assembly line


  • Organic fusion of body and machine
  • Fusion of genetic engineering and computer technology

Conversion Of Matter & Energy

  • Steam power
  • Hydraulic power
  • Combustion engine
  • Electricity

Transportation Of Goods, Military Projectiles & Humans

  • Horse Riding
  • Steam engine
  • Bicycles
  • Rail road
  • Automobiles
  • Planes
  • Rockets
  • Space ship

Communication Of Messages

  • Horse-riding messengers
  • Smoke signals
  • Mail pigeons
  • Telegraph
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • TV & Movies
  • Internet
  • Blockchain