In my senior year in high school, I read a book that was published that year (1970) called “Future Shock”, by Alvin Toffler. In it was a graph of human knowledge going back to recorded history. As might be expected, the line was pretty flat for the most part, with slight noticeable upticks during the Renaissance, the Enlightenment, the Industrial Revolution. By the time it gets to the late 1960s it turns into a hockey stick. Wow, was I impressed.
Since then, well– just watch this.