✍🏼 Essays

Every week you get a thought-provoking essay on how you can understand and create the future.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ€” Wasn't China supposed to invent ChatGPT? That's what you said

"China will win the AI race!" was a commonly voiced fear until recently. But this has not been heard much since the release of ChatGPT. Once again, messy democracies were underestimated, and planned dictatorships were overestimated.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ’‘ Tomorrowland

"If I saw a child with a jetpack flying over me, I would believe anything is possible. I would be inspired. Doesn't that make the world a better place?"

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

🦾 What can we learn from the Swedish IT miracle for the AI era?

Newsweek named Stockholm Europe's internet capital. Swedes had the most computers and the best broadband in the world. From the Swedish IT miracle, Skype, Spotify, and many other unicorns were born. What can we learn from that as we now try to create AI miracles?

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

🀴 Lord of the Pessimists: Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich calls himself an eternal optimist, but he is the greatest pessimist of our time. Because he makes the most common and serious mistake that pessimists make.

Mathias Sundin 7 min read

πŸ†™ Warp Levels - an idea to level up humanity

Humanity is doing the high jump without a bar. We have no goal. With Warp Levels, we determine what the next level for humanity should contain, so we can level up and make progress faster.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ‘©β€πŸ’» Now, now, NOW! Now is the time to create!

Did you wish in the mid-1990s you had been a Mark Cuban or Jeff Bezos? Then you have the chance again now. Reach out and pick one of them.

Mathias Sundin 6 min read

πŸ€– Max Tegmark shows why Max Tegmark is wrong about AI

Professor Max Tegmark almost predicted the last years of AI development. But he got one thing wrong, which undermines his argument about the dangers of AI.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

πŸ’‘ A new mindset for humanity can impact billions of people now and in 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.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

🧠 Why are people so pessimistic about the future? Part 3 - our own brains

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.