The History of Exponential Technology is a long one for humans and a relatively short one in terms of the universe.  The Earth was formed an estimated 4 billion years ago and Homo Sapiens showed up in Africa around 200,000 years ago.

Since then, we have been inventing technology from what we were given.  Here are a couple of views of the entire history of technology. Note the accelerating speed:


A Brief History of Technology We modern humans like to think of ourselves as master tool builders, but we inherited thousands of years of tool making technology from our ancestors.



History of invention: A science and technology timeline A short chronological timeline of inventions and discoveries from 4 billion BC to the present day!


Now, take a look at one of the news feeds from a sector in the left-hand sidebar of this site and compare the speed. And the speed is faster and faster until what?

Here is Kevin Kelly’s Ted Talk Video giving a brief history of Technology and its importance to our species over time and what’s going on now.

For a brief history, by time period, of humans up to the Age of Exponential Technologies and beyond, see the below links:

4.5 MILLION Years 
200,000 – 800 Years Ago
800 Years Ago until NOW 

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