I'm interested in how societies continue to develop and apply new technology to raise living standards for their citizens. Some people believe that the rate of such progress in advanced Western economies has slowed in comparison to the mid-20th century. Understanding if this is true, and how to fix it if so, spans topics like innovation, history, education, regulation, culture, and organisational effectiveness. Patrick Collison and Tyler Cowen have branded this grouping 'progress studies'.
Progress · Patrick Collison
Some notes in this space:
Offensive vs defensive infrastructure
We need more illustrations of optimistic technical futures
Live players and dead players (Burja)
Critical vs frivolous innovation
What is the useful modern version of...
Innovating with atoms
Regulation and progress examples
Schools teach the wrong things
Subsistence living outside agriculture