Originally Posted by Master Nikolaos
O.K, so Star Wars has had the capacity to travel through space, have lightsabers, etc for a very long time(4000 years). How, in that very large period, did technology not grow so exponetially as it should have with so many advances? We know that in the last 100 years on Earth, we've advanced more than in the 5,000 years prior. How can this not be the same in the Star Wars Universe?
Hyperspace travel has been around in the SW universe for 25,000 years as has the Galactic Republic.
The only reason technology has advanced in the last 100 years is because of the Industrial revolution, it sparked all the advances and in a few hundred years it will slow down.
Think of it this way, from 0 AD to 1000 AD or from 1000 to 1500, no remarkable changes, It's like arkodeon said, they have reached the technological peak of the era and until there is another huge revolutionary technological discovery then it will remain the same for years to come.