Most people think news media is negative...
Most people have a pessimistic view of the future and of new technologies.
One important reason is the negative bias in news media.
We believe that humanity’s best days are ahead and that new technologies and science will get us there.
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The difference between what people believe and the facts.
Would you have liked to understand the internet in 1994? Bitcoin in 2013? Tesla in 2015?
Because of negative headlines and a pessimistic world-view, people miss important trends.
We do surveys of what people believe and compare that with the facts, giving you unique insights
The future is created by optimists.
In our community of fact-based optimists we focus on opportunities. Here you find the people that you’ll create the future together with.
Spreading fact-based optimism to all of humanity.
Our mission is to make the future come sooner. To do that we need to balance the negative bias in news media that is making people pessimistic about the future. Your membership supports our mission.
61 percent believe we should 'fix Earth' before we go to space.
That is wrong.
Without satellites it will be much harder and more expansive to fight climate change, save coral reefs and help people during natural disasters.
But our facts show that satellites can help us understand Earth better by providing vital information in many different areas, giving a global perspective with many details on problems that before only could be studied in pieces at a time.
Satellites can, for instance, photograph and monitor Earth’s surface, help with predictions by observing weather and climate, and monitor ecosystems that are otherwise hidden.