Anyone who believes exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.— Kenneth E. Boulding
Superior Exponential Growth quotations
In the last 200 years the population of our planet has grown exponentially, at a rate of 1.9% per year. If it continued at this rate, with the population doubling every 40 years, by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder.
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.
Love is the most powerful force in the world.
The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.
Imagination is the most powerful force in the universe.
Tribalism is the most powerful force in the world.
Adolescence is interesting. I mean, all of life is interesting and all of life is transitionary. But I think there is an exponential growth physically, intellectually, emotionally and there is so much potential.
We all exist in a time of widespread exponential growth.
We are busier than ever. When things pile sky-high on top of each other, I try to take a moment to: breathe, smile, repeat. This mantra helps me align to the reality outside of the superfluous noise.
It's perilous and foolhardy for the average citizen to remain ignorant about global warming, say, or ozone depletion, air pollution, toxic and radioactive wastes, acid rain, topsoil erosion, tropical deforestation, exponential population growth. Jobs and wages depend on science and technology.
Photography's future is infinite and bright.
It's growing exponentially, so that's great, but for me as a practitioner, that exponential growth makes it even more problematic. And so for me, it's got me more engaged with storytelling.
It was never clear that it wouldn't just stop (the WWW).
Any time during that exponential growth, it could have stalled. I think we were never very confident until 1993.
Our principal constraints are cultural.
During the last two centuries we have known nothing but exponential growth and in parallel we have evolved what amounts to an exponential-growth culture, a culture so heavily dependent upon the continuance of exponential growth for its stability that it is incapable of reckoning with problems of non-growth.
Almost all of the many predictions now being made about 1996 hinge on the internet's continuing exponential growth. But I predict the internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.
We all exist in a time of widespread exponential growth. We are busier than ever.
Well, the security business has been growing.
I think security is one of those areas where it's to some degree not linear but maybe exponential growth.
If the population curve is on an exponential growth, and the resources are on an exponential decline, what happens first is you get increases in wealth discrepancy, which means that you get rich pockets of gated communities with security guards outside them, and you get more and more poverty outside that area.
I want every album and every year to be a period of growth - and exponential growth as to what I'm able to do the each time around. I hope that I can really take my music to a place where it's widely heard and I can be touring and playing shows to bigger audiences.
We're not on a sustainable path in civilization.
We're on an exponential growth curve, on which we perhaps always have been, but it has turned up sharply at the beginning of the 20th century.
Recent rampage is a function of the exponential growth of populations and economies. It has to do with globalization and the steady increase in computational power.
Startups are the engines of exponential growth, manifesting the power of innovation. Several big companies today are startups of yesterday. They were born with a spirit of enterprise and adventure kept alive due to hardwork and perseverance and today have become shining beacons of innovation.
In pursuing personal growth, there are issues where we can advance just so far by ourselves. At some point, our continued progress and improvement can only come about through relationships with others. Romantic love is an intense and intimate exposure to another person; if we can be who we want to be, even in that context, then our spiritual growth is exponentially expanded.
The advance of technology, like the growth of population and industry, has also been proceeding exponentially.