updated vs have a tendency to lag behind


Senior Member
In the book "Life 30" by Tegmark, one reads

Since the pace of technological progress appears to be accelerating, laws need to be updated ever more rapidly, and have a tendency to lag behind.

My question is, if the laws are going to be updated, how is that they can have a tendency to lag behind. Thank you very much.
  • Szkot

    Senior Member
    UK English
    It's a cycle. Technology progresses, laws lag behind, they get updated, technology progresses some more, laws lag behind again, they need to be updated again, and so on.
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