AMA: Jason Crawford, The Roots of Progress

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.

My work is funded by grants from Emergent Ventures, Open Philanthropy, the Long-Term Future Fund, and Jaan Tallinn (via the Survival and Flourishing Fund).

Previously, I spent 18 years as a software engineer, engineering manager, and startup founder.

Ask me anything!

UPDATE: I’m pausing for now but will come back and I will try to get to everyone, thanks for all the questions!