In the 21st century, we've experienced terrorism, natural disasters, wars, financial crises, and a global pandemic. Why are we not living in a Mad Max world?
Does it feel like the world is filled with horrors and almost nothing good happens? The terrible things are just one part of reality. To discover the other part, you need a different perspective. One that makes you feel better but also helps you see opportunities that pessimists overlook.
If the world needs saving, it means that it is falling apart. On the contrary, the world is getting better.
Andreessen outlines a future where AI is the Robin to every Batman, the Watson to every Holmes, the Alfred to every Batman - yes, Batman's so cool he gets two sidekicks.
Walt Disney broke new ground throughout his life. Disney is today a huge entertainment company, but hasn't broken new ground in a long time.
Greenpeace is running an unscientific campaign against the genetically modified golden rice. Unfortunately, they are successful, making vitamin A deficiency in many children worse.