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Surviving the Techstorm by Nicklas Bergman

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FIVETECHNOLOGYWAVES

Human progress since the dawn of industrialization in the 1770s can be clearly divided into waves, based on periods of major transformation. A fresh wave, or a “successive industrial revolution”, is initiated by new technology rather than just the growth of a specific industry.32 Each wave is generally fuelled by one or several new GPTs, and as this technology develops and matures, an almost unrecognizable society forms in response.

EARLY MECHANIZATION (1770s TO 1830s)

Industrialization began in the UK near the end of the eighteenth century, revolving primarily around improvements in the textile industry. A money economy was already in place thanks to explorers and trade companies bringing precious metals and goods to the ...

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