Social Change Is Fast

We tend to think of social change as slow, and it can be. But in many important cases, stagnation in social change was followed by blazingly fast progress.

Marriage equality is a recent example, but abortion, women’s suffrage, and prohibition followed similar patterns in the U.S.

These patterns lead some policy theorists to propose a Punctuated Equlibrium Theory of policy change. books

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We see this in technology use as well. See Gradually, Then Suddenly, Digital Camera Decline

Source: Social Change Is Fast

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