149 – The Roots of Progress

We speak with Jason Crawford (twitter), from The Roots of Progress. Interview begins at 44:25.

Posts discussed include:

Iron: From mythical to mundane

The various Why Did It Take So Long For (X), and specifically Cotton Gin, Bicycle, and Threshing Machine

Does invention come from deprivation or plenty?

Progress studies as a moral imperative and a civic duty

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LessWrong posts Discussed in this Episode:

Terminal Values and Instrumental Values

Evolving to Extinction

Next Episode’s Sequence Posts:

No Evolutions for Corporations or Nanodevices

The Simple Math of Everything

Conjuring An Evolution To Serve You

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