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Welcome to In Praise of Progress by me, Ville Vesterinen.

This is where I explore the importance of progress and what a more advanced future society worth building might look like. I talk with a diverse group of individuals who have a vision of a world they see that the rest of us yet can't. Individuals who are tirelessly working on the wild inventions, ventures and institutions that our prosperity depends on be it in science, business, policy or arts.

I borrow the definition of progress from Patrick Collison’s and Tyler Cowen’s wonderful article in The Atlantic where they argue for a new science of progress:

By “progress,” we mean the combination of economic, technological, scientific, cultural, and organizational advancement that has transformed our lives and raised standards of living over the past couple of centuries.

I hope readers and listeners find inspiration, a new-found understanding of the importance of progress and most importantly an excitement-filled urgency to find their own way to contribute.