Whereas mechanical media accelerated slowly, electric media involve an extreme form of acceleration, eliminating time and space factors entirely. In other words, electric media speed up sequence to such a degree that it is no longer sequence but simultaneous. This results in a reversal of explosion into implosion. The reason electric media are the extreme is because "no further acceleration is possible this side of the light barrier".
- "The railway…accelerated and enlarged the scale of previous human functions, creating totally new kinds of cities and new kinds of work and leisure."
- "The airplane…, by accelerating the rate of transportation, tends to dissolve the railway form of city, politics, and association"