Every week you get a thought-provoking essay on how you can understand and create 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.
Our brains are on high alert when it comes to perceived danger. That was great thousands of years ago, but today the world is much less dangerous, and now our instinct makes us pessimistic.
Good journalism is one of the most important things we have in society. But news media is unbalanced and report much more negative news than positive, which gives us a distorted and pessimistic view of the world.
A majority of people in the richest countries are pessimistic about the future. One reason is that they know less about humanity's progress than chimpanzees.
Why is the real story of a better future not being told? And how can we fix that? Asked and answered by Chris Nolan, a multiple Emmy-winning director-writer.
"A millennial couple recounting how they wrestled for a decade (!) with the “ethical quandary” of whether to bring “another human onto an already crowded planet.” (she wanted to raise a “climate ally,” he feared for the child’s future)," writes Ulrika G. Gerth
PART 2: Of the 26 air pollutants that the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency measures, 24 have decreased in absolute numbers during the period 1990–2018. At the same time, Sweden's population increased by roughly 1.6 million and the economy almost doubled.