Discussion series: “The Story of Industrial Civilization”
I’ve started writing a book about the accomplishments of industrial civilization, the major discoveries and inventions behind them, and the meaning of it all. I’m hosting a 13-month series of discussion salons through Interintellect based on it. Read the announcement.
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Some of my top posts:
- Smart, rich & free
- Turning air into bread
- Instant stone (just add water!)
- Out of whole cloth
- The 13th labor of Hercules
- Navigating the high seas
- Why AC won the Electricity Wars
- Why did we wait so long for the bicycle?
- Progress studies as a moral imperative
- Progress studies as a civic duty
- Iron: From mythical to mundane
- Slaying the speckled monster
- Industrial literacy
Browse all past posts for more.
My talk on the history of iron & steel:
My interview on Idea Machines with Ben Reinhardt:
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