The Nonsense of Techno-Exponentialism

Robert D. Atkinson May 10, 2014
May 10, 2014

“Techno-exponentialism,” the idea that current innovations are evolving explosively and increasing societal change as never before, has gone viral with the claim being made at every third TED talk, on the pages of mainstream publications and even on web sites of leading companies. There’s only one problem: the rate of change is not speeding up, certainly not exponentially.