The Great Stagnation, optimism, and critical thinking

For about a decade, there’s been a view among some sharp thinkers that innovation is slowing. There’s plenty of detailed evidence to support this view. But this week, among that same group, there is been optimism. Cracks in the Great Stagnation and Techno-optimism for the 2020s are two posts I enjoyed. However, “This recent wave of anti-stagnation writing consists largely of anecdotes, supported by scant evidence, and without any sign of serious thought. The problem is not even that the ideas are wrong. The problem is the blatantly imbalanced and isolated demands for rigour.” Oof! learn more

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