Every week you get a thought-provoking essay on how you can understand and create the future.
The imagination of Kai-Fu Lee, former president of Google China, takes us into a futuristic world made up of virtual teachers, augmented cities, increased longevity, immersive virtual worlds, as well as vital new issues to address.
Citizens in free countries are richer, happier and healthier than citizens in unfree countries. Barack Obama should use his world-class rhetorical skills to boost confidence in democracy and create hope for its future. Because, as he used to say: There is nothing false about hope.
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.
In 1966 Pelé walked the streets of tiny Swedish town Åtvidaberg, as part of a global marketing campaign for the local multinational company Facit. But just six years later Facit was no more, swept away by a disruption in the market: electronic pocket calculators. How could they have missed this?
With Moore's law you can predict what computers can do and help create the future.
A physical product that becomes digital end up so cheap and accessible in its final stages that it becomes democratized.
Less than a hundred years ago, cancer could not be treated. Many died without even understanding the seriousness of their diagnosis. A lot has happened since then. Are we even on the verge of curing cancer, asks Magnus Aschan.
At times it feels like very little progress is made to reduce climate change. Things have to be done faster. However, we will probably be surprised in 2035 how incredibly far we have come in reducing emissions. This is because a tsunami of climate solutions is on its way.
"I am neither an optimist nor a pessimist, I am a realist." Does this sound familiar? Do not let yourself be fooled. So-called realists are pessimists in sheep's clothing.