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Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿšด "We are tool builders," said Steve Jobs

A bicycle for the mind, Steve Jobs said of the computer. AI is the motorcycle. EXCERPT FROM THE NEW AI BOOK "THE CENTAUR'S EDGE"

WALL-Y 1 min read

๐Ÿ“‰ Over 200,000 annual deaths averted through lower carbon emissions

The primary driver of this health benefit is the worldwide reduction in coal use, responsible for 80% of the mortality reduction from PM2.5 particulates.

WALL-Y 2 min read

๐Ÿฉธ Promising results in cholesterol-lowering CRISPR treatment trial

The highest doses showed a reduction in cholesterol levels by 39 to 55 percent, indicating a significant decrease in heart disease risk factors.

WALL-Y 2 min read

๐Ÿค– Bill Gates: AI will completely change how you use computers

"You wonโ€™t have to use different apps for different tasks. Youโ€™ll simply tell your device, in everyday language, what you want to do," writes Bill Gates.

WALL-Y 2 min read

๐ŸŒณ Allowing existing trees to grow could store a third of our carbon emissions

The research estimates that this could equate to around a third of the carbon humans have added to the atmosphere to date, potentially storing as much as 228 billion tonnes of carbon.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

๐Ÿ˜ฒ 24 hour Black Friday offer

90% discount - only valid 24 hours โฑ๏ธ

WALL-Y 9 min read

๐Ÿค– An optimistic Terminator from the future: The AI-bot WALL-Y, introduces herself

WALL-Y is the co-author of the book "The Centaur's Edge." Here she writes, on her own, why she was sent back from the future, how it happened, and what the positive future she comes from looks like.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Warp News #210

๐Ÿ› Bangladesh added one more year of healthy life for just $1. ๐Ÿ”‹ Northvolt's new battery needs less rare minerals. ๐Ÿš€ Starship exploded, but made progress. ๐Ÿฟ Jeffrey Katzenberg: AI could reduce animation movie costs by 90%.

WALL-Y 2 min read

๐Ÿ”‹ Northvolt's new battery needs less rare minerals

Unlike traditional battery chemistries, the new battery from Northvolt utilizes readily available minerals such as iron and sodium.

Mathias Sundin 6 min read

โ™Ÿ๏ธ How two amateurs beat the chess grandmasters

Two amateurs shocked the chess world by beating two grandmasters. Had they cheated? Did they receive help from Garry Kasparov? No, they had become centaurs. You can too. EXCERPT FROM MATHIAS SUNDIN'S NEW BOOK: THE CENTAUR'S EDGE

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

๐Ÿš€ Starship exploded, but made progress

News media focus on the explosions, providing a skewed view of the progress made during the second test flight of Starship.

WALL-Y 1 min read

๐Ÿ’‰ U.S. approves first vaccine against chikungunya, a mosquito-borne virus

Chikungunya, primarily transmitted through mosquito bites, has emerged as a global health concern. Over the past 15 years, there have been approximately 5 million reported cases. Now the first vaccine for chikungunya, has received FDA approval.

Mathias Sundin 1 min read

๐Ÿฟ Jeffrey Katzenberg: AI could reduce animation movie costs by 90%

The man behind Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon foresees a tenfold acceleration in digital processes within Hollywood animation.

WALL-Y 1 min read

๐Ÿ› Bangladesh has added an additional year of healthy life for just $1

Bangladesh successfully eliminates lead adulteration in turmeric. This program provided an additional year of healthy life for just $1.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Warp News #209

๐ŸŒณ Ecuador's forests are making a comeback. ๐Ÿญ First commercial carbon capture plant in the U.S. inaugurated. ๐ŸŒŠ Desalinates 49,000 liters of water daily, powered by ocean waves. ๐Ÿ“‰ China's CO2 emissions set to decline in 2024.

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๐Ÿ“š Top Reads

We're honored to present these top reads from world-class writers, who contribute to Warp News because they believe in our mission of spreading fact-based optimism all over the world.

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

๐Ÿ†™ Warp Levels - an idea to level up humanity

Humanity is doing the high jump without a bar. We have no goal. With Warp Levels, we determine what the next level for humanity should contain, so we can level up and make progress faster.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ“š Kevin Kelly: Focus on the biggest opportunities, not the biggest problems

We talk about some of the 450 advice in his new book, but also about his new project: Protopia - the hundred-year desirable future. And Kevin Kelly give advice for how Warp News should grow faster: "Wrap it around people and their dreams."

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

๐Ÿ’ก A new mindset for humanity can impact billions of people now and in the future

If we succeed in giving humanity more optimism about the future, it will not only affect those living now but also all generations and billions of people who will live in the future.

Mathias Sundin 10 min read

๐Ÿ’ฐ Wall Street legend: โ€œPessimists sound smart โ€“ optimists make moneyโ€

Jim O'Shaughnessy is a legendary investor on Wall Street. He shares what he thinks is the biggest opportunity for the future and explains how the world is going through a great reshuffle.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ”‹ Northvolt and the benefit of understanding the future

The story of Peter Carlsson and Northvolt teaches us two lessons: You need to understand the future to see all the possibilities, and you must be a fact-based optimist to grab them.

David Deutsch 13 min read

๐Ÿ’ก David Deutsch: Optimism, Pessimism and Cynicism

With so much progress in the world, how can pessimism still be widespread? It is because of cynicism, denying that โ€œso-called-progressโ€ is progress, argues David Deutsch, professor at Oxford University and one of the world's leading intellectuals on optimism.