Perhaps most surprising of all is the fact that even as new technologies frequently reshape our everyday lives and are widely believed to be propelling our civilization into new and uncharted waters, the rate of technological progress is also rapidly dropping.
Rather than lament this turn of events, Dorling embraces it as a moment of promise and a move toward stability, and he notes that many of the older great strides in progress that have defined recent history also brought with them widespread warfare, divided societies, and massive inequality.— Yale Univerisity Press
Danny Dorling is the Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at the University of Oxford, UK.
On this website there are links to download the data, illustrations and animations for all the figures in the book. The data downloads also include further data to study relating to slowing trends. You can also find out more about the author and play recordings of his talks about the book.