🟢 The pace layers of innovation

Why the different forms of innovation can only move at a different speed. Not so much because some are slower or faster, but because they impact different layers of the market infrastructure.

🟢 The pace layers of innovation
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In The Clock Of The Long Now, Stewart BRAND introduced a simple but powerful model for how the different layers of our civilization were evolving at different paces. From the break-neck speed of fashion and commerce to the slower tectonic shifts of culture and nature.  

The pace layers of civilization (Stewart Brand, 2000)

Once seen, like any powerful mental model, it's difficult to forget.