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🟒 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. Β 

The pace layers of civilization (Stewart Brand, 2000)

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

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