The Roots of Progress


The Roots of Progress began in 2017 as a blog and intellectual side project by Jason Crawford. From that modest beginning it has grown into a full-fledged nonprofit, the Roots of Progress Institute (RPI), dedicated to establishing a new philosophy of progress for the 21st century.

This site is for Jason’s essays on the history of technology and the philosophy of progress, and for his talks and interviews on the same.

See here for the nonprofit organization itself and its programs.

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