Problem

Preoccupation with increasing size

Other Names:
Preference for bigness
Pursuit of speed
Record-breaking mentality
Pursuit of growth
Misconstrued growth image
Nature:

We live at ever-higher speeds. In modern technological culture, speed has been internalised as an end-in-itself; our designed world further reinforces the value we place on speed – from high-speed trains to ultra-fast information networks. Speed defines our products, our environments, our way of life, and our imaginations. Growth is embedded in our culture. It drives the design of artefacts, systems, and environments: in computing, transportation, work entertainment, education and health.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
21.12.2017 – 18:03 CET