through proper structuring and management, and careful cultivation of the necessary conditions for it to begin, indefinite hyperexponential growth may be maintained.
Before I begin yes, I know this is a game. Yes, i know it does impossible things for the sake of fun at the expense of realism. However, I have a problem with the hypergrowth tech. Indefinite exponential hypergrowth is not only impossible, but totally absurd. Of course you say to me "but we don't care, it helps the gameplay and is yet another element in the tech tree." Maybe so, but if you stay true to your word in this tech, then the player gets infinitely richer, and richer faster, over time. Nothing can have indefinite growth. Just like nothing can travel at indefinite speed (read: infinitely great). It's not the impossibility that is the problem, because we toss that aside for the sake of gameplay all the time, which is fine and actually necessary. It's the absurdity.
I know in all likelihood a good number of you will disagree with me. That's my hunch anyway. Maybe I think this because I believe you'll
think I'm "distrubing the peace" or something, trying to mess with a tech that's been sitting there uncontested for a while. But this would simply be a crying session if I didn't offer alternatives, so here goes: what I think someone was trying to do was make econmics with little to no monetary downfall. Stocks increase in price, and then they can crash. Perhaps we could alter this tech to be something that helps the growth of the economy, but once the economy hits its cap, prices can stabilize. With some amount of control over panicked investing or "getting out of the market" (or something economically-sounding that gives an impression), prices stablize and remain the same or very nearly the same for time immemorial. making the same profit (ignoring inflation and blah blah) day after day with the same sold products and prices is much more plausible than "indefinite hyperexponential growth."
If E. coli bacteria were totally unrestricted, in the span of 48 hours a single E. coli individual could reproduce enough to create a colony that weighs more than the mass of the entire planet. I hope this makes my point, I don't know how else I can say it in different ways. You guys are smart though, so I'm pretty sure you know what I'm talking about. Am I the only one that sees a problem with this?