What is progress?

Some articles on progress:

Progress - Science
... Evolutionary progress, the idea that there is a largest-scale trend in evolution of organisms and that the trend is toward improvement ...
Demos (U.S. Think Tank) - Programs - Sustainable Progress Initiative
... Demos’ Sustainable Progress Initiative facilitates creative new research, policy development, and strategic planning to promote a new economy where the priority is to sustain human and natural communities ... which questions the pervasive narrative linking GDP and market growth to social progress ...
Sexual Health - Millennium Development Goals
... To monitor global progress towards the achievement of this target, the United Nations has agreed on the following indicators 5.3 contraceptive prevalence rate 5.4 adolescent birth rate 5.5 antenatal care coverage ... However, progress has been slow in most developing countries, particularly in Sub-saharan Africa, which remains the region with the poorest indicators for ...
Star*Drive - Contents
... The level of technology is at "Progress Level" 7 (Progress Levels are used in Alternity to describe the technology of a civilization, with present day Earth described as ...

More definitions of "progress":

  • (noun): A movement forward.
    Example: "He listened for the progress of the troops"
    Synonyms: progression, advance
  • (noun): Gradual improvement or growth or development.
    Example: "Great progress in the arts"
    Synonyms: advancement

Famous quotes containing the word progress:

    Young people of high school age can actually feel themselves changing. Progress is almost tangible. It’s exciting. It stimulates more progress. Nevertheless, growth is not constant and smooth. Erik Erikson quotes an aphorism to describe the formless forming of it. “I ain’t what I ought to be. I ain’t what I’m going to be, but I’m not what I was.”
    Stella Chess (20th century)

    A woman who occupies the same realm of thought with man, who can explore with him the depths of science, comprehend the steps of progress through the long past and prophesy those of the momentous future, must ever be surprised and aggravated with his assumptions of leadership and superiority, a superiority she never concedes, an authority she utterly repudiates.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815–1902)

    The progress from an absolute to a limited monarchy, from a limited monarchy to a democracy, is a progress toward a true respect for the individual.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)