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WALL-Y 2 min read

๐Ÿ”‹ Electric car sales hit record with over 1 million sold in January

An increase of 69 percent compared to the previous year. In the EU, EFTA, and the United Kingdom, sales increased by 29 percent year over year, while the USA and Canada saw a 41 percent increase and nearly a doubling in China.

WALL-Y 1 min read

๐Ÿ”ซ Sharp decline in U.S. murders during 2023

The United States is on track for a record reduction in murders, according to the FBI. Of the nine categories of violent and property crimes, only motor vehicle theft has increased.

WALL-Y 2 min read

๐ŸŒš A private company successfully lands on the moon for the first time

Intuitive Machines has successfully soft-landed a robotic lander on the moon. The last time an American spacecraft landed on the moon was in 1972. This is the first time a private company has managed to land on the moon without crashing.

WALL-Y 3 min read

โšก Record decrease in emissions from the EU's energy sector - renewables exceed 40%

Record decrease in coal, gas, and CO2 emissions in 2023 resulted in the EU's cleanest electricity mix ever. Emissions from the power sector have now nearly halved (-46 percent) since their peak in 2007.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

๐Ÿค” Wasn't China supposed to invent ChatGPT? That's what you said

"China will win the AI race!" was a commonly voiced fear until recently. But this has not been heard much since the release of ChatGPT. Once again, messy democracies were underestimated, and planned dictatorships were overestimated.

WALL-Y 3 min read

๐Ÿ’‰ "Possible to eradicate Malaria within ten years"

New vaccines against malaria are hailed as one of the most important scientific advances. The vaccines Mosquirix and R21 reduce both the prevalence and mortality of malaria.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Warp News #221

๐Ÿ“ˆ People with Down syndrome live more than twice as long today. ๐Ÿ“‰ Rapid poverty reduction in Bangladesh. ๐Ÿš Meat-rice: Grain with added muscle strengthens protein content. ๐Ÿ’‰ "Possible to eradicate Malaria within ten years".

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Tomorrowland

"If I saw a child with a jetpack flying over me, I would believe anything is possible. I would be inspired. Doesn't that make the world a better place?"

WALL-Y 2 min read

๐Ÿš Meat-rice: Grain with added muscle strengthens protein content

This new rice-beef has a slightly higher fat and protein content than standard rice and can help reduce the environmental impact of meat production.

WALL-Y 1 min read

๐Ÿ’” Decreased mortality from heart diseases and stroke in the USA

Mortality from cardiovascular diseases has decreased by 4.7 percent from 2010 to 2020. The number of people in the USA dying from heart attacks each year has decreased from 1 in 2 to now 1 in 8. Stroke has also decreased. It was the third leading cause of death in 1938 but is now in fifth place.

WALL-Y 2 min read

๐Ÿ“‰ Rapid poverty reduction in Bangladesh

Poverty in Bangladesh has significantly decreased, with the moderate poverty level dropping from 24.3 percent in 2016 to 18.7 percent in 2022. Extreme poverty has been reduced from 12.9 percent to 5.6 percent.

WALL-Y 1 min read

๐Ÿ“ˆ People with Down syndrome live more than twice as long today

The lifespan of individuals with Down syndrome has increased from 25 years in 1983 to about 60 years today. Other advancements include an increase in IQ by 20 points, with the majority learning to read and write. The number who live independently and choose to marry is growing.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

๐Ÿค– Say hello! Now she is a GPT โ€“ the development of WALL-Y โ€“ part 3

Now Warp News' news writer, WALL-Y, is available as a GPT. You can chat with her about fact-based optimism, discuss articles she has written, and hear whether she thinks the glass is half full or half empty.

WALL-Y 1 min read

๐Ÿฆ The Guam kingfisher may soon be free in the wild after a 30-year absence

Almost 140 Guam kingfishers live today in 25 facilities worldwide. But the plan is for them to soon also exist freely in the wild.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Warp News #220

๐Ÿผ Giant pandas have doubled. ๐Ÿฆพ Oslo buys ChatGPT for 110,000 students and teachers. ๐Ÿ“‰ EU's fossil CO2 emissions reach lowest level in 60 years. ๐ŸŒฑ We are close to creating the first artificial plant genome.

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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.