INNOVATION - ARE WE MOVING FORWARD? INNOVATION - ARE WE MOVING FORWARD? Are we running out of new ideas? Or are we becoming decadent? Tuesday, January 9, 2018 0 648 During the industrial revolution (1760 to 1820) the entire world saw an exponential growth of science, technology and social evolution. It started to slow down in 1840 to finally come to a halt between 1900 and 1940.