Progress links and tweets,
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23rd May 2023
Progress links and tweets, 2023-05-23
The Progress Forum
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The Progress Forum
Why growth in developing countries matters for progress
Dwarkesh Patel is looking for a physics tutor
Arnold Ventures is launching a major new infrastructure initiative
“Building a Better NIH,” a paper series from IFP and others
New book from Daron Acemoglu & Simon Johnson against “techno-optimism.”
I expect to learn a lot from this, and to find much to agree and to disagree with
Blueprint for a new Great Exhibition
RIP Robert Lucas
: “The consequences for human welfare involved in questions [of economic growth] are simply staggering: Once one starts to think about them, it is hard to think about anything else.” More from
, and many others.
NASA: Blue Origin will build a second Human Landing System for the Moon
Longevity startup NewLimit raises $40M
How will AI impact science?
Britain shows what degrowth looks like in practice
). So does
King Tut and his meteorite dagger
A case against AI x-risk by someone who understands the case
Are there any good examples of “nuclearpunk”?
Technologies that were expected to have huge impacts but never got cheap?
Which public figure combines intellectual rigor and moral forcefulness?
Who decides what kinds of business are good for private equity?
What if they gave an Industrial Revolution and nobody came?
(the intro to my
, ICYMI). Also:
The American Information Revolution in Global Perspective
How people without research training can push forward the frontier of technology
Everything has to be invented. Even spaces and punctuation
How to fight antibiotic resistance
human DNA can be sequenced from the air
our nation’s nuclear reactor laboratory has gone 56 years without building a new reactor
Landmark Experiments in Twentieth-Century Physics
Self-imposed challenges (sports, games, music) are sufficient for human flourishing
Regulatory costs explain ~⅓ of the increase in market power in the last 50 years
whatever AI regulations we write today will sound ridiculous 50 years from now
Learning exactly how San Francisco governance works
most people pay no attention to the deficit or how it constrains political choices
The Story of Education, Chapter 1: Primates to Primary Schools
Why some rich people keep working hard
A mark of the master craftsman
Excellent reply guys
Different types of single- and multi-causal explanations