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In­dus­trial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution was a set of economic and social changes that occurred in Europe and the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries, characterised by a transition from an “agrarian and handicraft economy to one dominated by industry and machine manufacturing” [1].

See also: History

[An­swer] Why wasn’t sci­ence in­vented in China?

Ruby23 Apr 2019 21:47 UTC
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1960: The Year The Sin­gu­lar­ity Was Cancelled

Scott Alexander23 Apr 2019 1:30 UTC
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Su­per­ex­po­nen­tial His­toric Growth, by David Roodman

Ben Pace15 Jun 2020 21:49 UTC
43 points
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(www.openphilanthropy.org)

Book re­view: The Tech­nol­ogy Trap

Richard_Ngo20 Jul 2019 12:40 UTC
28 points
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(thinkingcomplete.blogspot.com)

Soft take­off can still lead to de­ci­sive strate­gic advantage

Daniel Kokotajlo23 Aug 2019 16:39 UTC
113 points
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Disen­tan­gling ar­gu­ments for the im­por­tance of AI safety

Richard_Ngo21 Jan 2019 12:41 UTC
123 points
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Some cruxes on im­pact­ful al­ter­na­tives to AI policy work

Richard_Ngo10 Oct 2018 13:35 UTC
149 points
13 comments12 min readLW link

The Robots, AI, and Unem­ploy­ment Anti-FAQ

Eliezer Yudkowsky25 Jul 2013 18:46 UTC
81 points
268 comments22 min readLW link

[Part 1] Am­plify­ing gen­er­al­ist re­search via fore­cast­ing – Models of im­pact and challenges

19 Dec 2019 15:50 UTC
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[Part 2] Am­plify­ing gen­er­al­ist re­search via fore­cast­ing – re­sults from a pre­limi­nary exploration

19 Dec 2019 15:49 UTC
62 points
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How The West Was Won

Scott Alexander26 Jul 2016 3:05 UTC
22 points
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Pre­face to the se­quence on eco­nomic growth

Matthew Barnett27 Aug 2020 20:29 UTC
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High­lights from The Au­to­bi­og­ra­phy of An­drew Carnegie

jasoncrawford8 Apr 2021 22:03 UTC
87 points
7 comments19 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Can the Chain Still Hold You?

lukeprog13 Jan 2012 1:28 UTC
176 points
360 comments4 min readLW link

Drain­ing the swamp

jasoncrawford28 Jan 2020 21:37 UTC
89 points
0 comments11 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)

Global in­sect de­clines: Why aren’t we all dead yet?

eukaryote1 Apr 2018 20:38 UTC
28 points
26 comments1 min readLW link

Ways that China is sur­pass­ing the US

Wei_Dai4 Nov 2019 9:45 UTC
58 points
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(palladiummag.com)

Com­men­tary On “The Abo­li­tion of Man”

Vaniver15 Jul 2019 18:56 UTC
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The Era Of Un­limited Every­thing: Un­limited Ma­te­ri­als & Un­limited Money

jdampolargo1 Aug 2020 3:01 UTC
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Iron: From myth­i­cal to mundane

jasoncrawford24 Oct 2019 22:43 UTC
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(rootsofprogress.org)

Is cog­ni­tive load a fac­tor in com­mu­nity de­cline?

ryan_b7 Dec 2018 15:45 UTC
18 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Tech­nolog­i­cal stag­na­tion: Why I came around

jasoncrawford23 Jan 2021 22:05 UTC
156 points
73 comments8 min readLW link
(rootsofprogress.org)
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