Speed V.S. Acceleration

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Date ······ April 2016

This illustration attempts to visualize the difference between speed and acceleration defined by Accelerationist theorists.

According to Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek, speed represents the current state where, “we may be moving fast, but only within a strictly defined set of capitalist parameters that themselves never waver.
We experience only the increasing speed of a local horizon, a simple brain-dead onrush.” In contrast, acceleration has direction, which allows “an experimental process of discovery within a universal space of possibility.”