Knowledge Grows Faster Than Compound Interest

Remember that accumulated knowledge, like accumulated capital, increases at compound interest: but it differs from the accumulation of capital in this; that the increase of knowledge produces a more rapid rate of progress, whilst the accumulation of capital leads to a lower rate of interest. Capital thus checks its own accumulation: knowledge thus accelerates its own advance. Each generation, therefore, to deserve comparison with its predecessor, is bound to add much more largely to the common stock than that which it immediately succeeds.


It accelerates beyond the comparatively stunted growth of wealth.

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 The Exposition of 1851
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Babbage , Charles (1851), The Exposition of 1851, Retrieved on 2014-01-21
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    11 JUN 2012

     Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

    Passages that reflect the collective nature of science.
    Folksonomies: science collectivism
    Folksonomies: science collectivism