Everyone knows (or should) that our world is speeding up. Technological advances have gotten us to a place where we can build on other tech speeding the process of creating newer, better, shiner things. Along with this technology has come a more and more affluent American middle class. In comparing real luxuries, the average American is doing better and better. This comes from a combination of increased real spending power and cheaper and cheaper stuff. (Thanks Capitalism!) Below is a chart detailing our progress.