Every week you get a thought-provoking essay on how you can understand and create the future.
Those who think the new space race is about billionaires wasting money have no clue about the value of space exploration. The future of humanity is out there, writes Alexander Engelin.
Paradoxically, it is the evolution that has brought us here. Because we humans live in a kind of middle world. We have a hard time grasping that which is really big, slow, small, and fast. Now is the time to change that.
For every successful solution, there are a thousand unsuccessful. Laws, bad luck, clumsiness, or pure idiocy made them fail. But we should also celebrate the bad ideas, writes Magnus Aschan.
With nearly eight billion people on the planet, there are always people whose current situation is not good, and they may well have had it better in the past. But on a macro level, there is no question about it – we have never had it better, writes Kelly Odell.
The pandemic isn't all bad. In terms of work, we now see many benefits with becoming increasingly digitalized: more productive, less sick, and more equal. Let's not let this slip away by bringing back the old normal, writes Anna Rennéus Guthrie.
The fine-tuning irritates the prosaic. But still, it can be found everywhere in physics. Do you know about the fine-tuning that enabled the creation of the multiverse?
Being optimistic is not about turning a blind eye to difficulties, but focusing on how they can be solved. That is how the good forces emerged victorious from one of history's darkest moments, writes Magnus Aschan.
Kevin Kelly is the founder of Wired Magazine and author of several books, among them The Inevitable. For Warp News he presents his case for optimism.