This piece touches on addictiveness, speed and acceleration, with even a brief parallel between meth and factory farming / industrial food production. I would have gone much further on the food path, unfolding obesity and addiction, why addiction is a lack of compassion, and why American politics are the politics of an obese nation.

“The world is more addictive than it was 40 years ago. And unless the forms of technological progress that produced these things are subject to different laws than technological progress in general, the world will get more addictive in the next 40 years than it did in the last 40.”

Paul Graham: The Acceleration of Addictiveness, as posted by marco: