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Acceleration of progress

The rate of progress is accelerating, which means that an increasing number of things we like, will be transformed into things we like too much.

The closest thing to "things we like too much" is the colloquial sense of "addictive".

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I have always been careful about addictions in my life and I think this article is a great read for anyone trying to understand why the world is becoming more addictive and how to protect yourself.

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