Jared
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Is Progress Inevitable?

A great podcast on complexity, our inability to predict the future, how fickle merit is, and how complicated "progress" is. A good discussion on the "merit" of music and how much luck plays a role in a song rising to the top of the charts starts at around 12:50. An interesting anecdote regarding a simulation of history starts at 11:58. The whole thing is good, though.