– How can it be, that we went from Roman times up until the late 1800’s with the horse and chariot/carriage. And then in less that 100 years managed to reach the moon.

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– How can it be, that we went from Roman times up until the late 1800’s with the horse and chariot/carriage. And then in less that 100 years managed to reach the moon.

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Technology scales exponentially. Better technology begets better technology and has forever in all fields.

We spend hundreds of thousands of years as nomad hunter gathers before we invented agriculture, then really quickly we developed cities.

Basically the better technology you have the better technology you can make, its a positive feedback loop of progress:

And in less than a 100 years of reaching moon, we are already making plans to colonise mars. Wow!

This also misses coal, steam, electricity,and flight overall. There was a lot of innovation, it just wasn’t necessarily available, where the horse and buggy are pretty easy to get your hands on.

++positive feedback loop. Technology is compounding and its change is exponential. We went from no internet, to entirely running some of the biggest companies in the world on it with no local server/rackspace. The barrier to entry continues to be lowered.. Eg tesla roadster was $130,000 as an early electric car. The model 3 is $35,000.

Simply put. We use technology to create newer and better technology. So the better our technology gets, the better technology we can create with it.

This question has given me answers which have lead to so many more questions. Let the rabbit hole begin.