The Roots of Progress

Podcast: Build for Tomorrow with Jason Feifer

Jason Feifer, one of the creators of Pessimists Archive, did a podcast episode on his show Build for Tomorrow about what people in 1923 thought about the year 2023:

… there was one, one prediction, one prediction that absolutely dominated the conversation, one prediction from one man that led to a national debate, and that prediction was this. In the year 2023, electricity will have made the world so efficient and so prosperous that people will only need to work four hours a day.

I’m one of two guests in this episode, discussing how this did and didn’t come true and why. Listen or read the transcript on the show page.

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