The basic ideas that people accept are like a computer’s operating system. If the OS has bugs and is vulnerable to viruses, it wreaks havoc on the machine and its user. If not, then it’s capable of incredible feats. The same goes for a person’s fundamental ideas about the nature of the world, his means of gaining knowledge, and what he ought to do with his life. This is true not only of individuals, but of entire cultures.
In this talk, Jon Hersey will provide an overview of the OS of Progress, the figures who developed it, those who opposed it, and how to sustain it today.