I write The Roots of Progress, a blog about the history of technology and the philosophy of progress. Some of my top posts:
I am also the creator of Progress Studies for Young Scholars, an online learning program for high schoolers; and a part-time adviser and technical consultant to Our World in Data, an Oxford-based non-profit for research and data on global development.
Previously, I spent 18 years as a software engineer, engineering manager, and startup founder.
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UPDATE: I'm pausing for now but will come back and I will try to get to everyone, thanks for all the questions!