I found this essay inspiring and important.

The pace of progress in science and technology has slowed, for reasons we partly understand. We also know some factors that appear to accelerate them. Learning more, and applying it, is urgent.

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@patrickc @Noahpinion Hi Patrick and Noah -- if you don't mind two cents from a humanist, I think there's a key concern that needs to be addressed: whether "progress studies" can be broad enough to include competing definitions of progress. And if not, then whether it should form a scholarly agenda.