I am Steven Johnson, author and host of the new book and PBS series, How We Got To Now. Ask me anything!
I’m Steven Johnson, author of a bunch of books on Reddit-y topics (Emergence, Everything Bad Is Good For You, Where Good Ideas Come From, Future Perfect) and co-founder of three web sites: FEED, Plastic, and outside.in. Tomorrow is the publication date for my new book, How We Got To Now: Six Innovations That Made The Modern World, which looks at the surprising history of glass, air-conditioning and refrigeration, clean drinking water, artificial light, sound recording, and clocks. How We Got To Now will also be a six-part series on PBS — hosted by me! — premiering Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 9PM ET. Also check out our new site on the future of innovation, How We Get To Next. Ask me anything!
Updated, 1:15 EST: Aaaannd... that's a wrap! Thanks y'all! Hope you get a chance to read the book and check out the series!