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Thursday, February 8, 2018
Thought for the day
We often hear that the rate of progress is accelerating. Change is coming faster and faster. Things that were once pooh-poohed as "slippery slope fallacies" only a few years ago are now spoken of as inevitable and well-established. We are building something new, we are told.
Yet a building being constructed does not move faster and faster. A building collapsing does, as it accelerated under the force of gravity.