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Low Hanging fruit theory of stagnation
Graduate students are the labor in academic science and engineering
Historical narrative is not scientific inquiry or engineering design but it is valuable
Regulations create paradigm lock-in
The peer review and citation system incentivizes people to work on things that other people think is interesting
Shareholder revolution caused public companies to focus on short-term profits
Conquest state of nature
Systemic decay theory of stagnation
Human capital theory of stagnation
Disambiguating stagnation arguments
Progress getting exponentially harder should be the null hypothesis
Technology has enabled progress to be a net positive
Contemporary research has multiple failure modes
Are we actually living in a world where humanity is retreating into a world of digital imagination?
Does the nature of the activities to create new technology and science change over time?
Why is there so little slack in mission-focused research?
The possible upsides of a healthy program design discipline seem like they could be huge
Missing productivity thread - BalajiS
The term moonshot is romantic bullshit
Is Science Hitting a Wall?
Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit
Vague language only works when dealing with competent people
What if the thoughts we think are nudged by our mediums of communication