The trouble with Twitter - Page 2

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An equally real possibility is that urban cultures go through phases of Twitter time, then slow down again for a while, essentially "resetting" the model. This resetting, according to the authors, happens after a singularity at which wealth changes the society so much that new resources are needed — and new technology is implemented to create those resources. As populations grow, however, those singularities come at a more rapid clip. Can humans innovate new, sustainable technology in time to prevent urban collapse? Only time will tell. *

Annalee Newitz is a surly media nerd who lives in book time, with occasional forays into blog time.

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