Is civilization speeding up?

I read James Gleick‘s Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything nearly a year ago and today I came across a skeptical review of a book with, in my mind, a similar theme.

Is technical progress accelerating? An odd question to ask in this economic correction. The transhumanists and extropians think so. It is true that are there are more scientists, technicians (craftspeople) and engineers alive now than at any time before the XIX century.

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