Every week you get a thought-provoking essay on how you can understand and create the future.
In just four years Martin Luther went from a complete unknown, to the bestselling author in Europe. A couple of years later he had become such a threat to the church that they banned him. How was this possible before radio, tv and the internet? He used a breakthrough technology, in a new way.
Gustaf Dalén was the Nobel laureate who experimented and developed a new cooker in his own kitchen. The new cooker revolutionized household work. He was not only a genius engineer, he was also an optimist!
Being grateful does good for your health and well-being, but what does it mean really? And how can you start to practice it?
There is more to the question than you might think. It helps you shape your future, from a point in the future- as well as discover a richness of potential outcomes.
There are a lot of signs pointing towards a roaring twenties, after all. In this essay, Kelly Odell looks at the good things that might come out of the pandemic and shows evidence of a booming economy just around the corner.
Local newspapers are dying, but local news is making a comeback. New players like Overstory Media Group are now making a big push to expand local journalism. That is not surprising at all - the opportunity is better than ever before. If you want to start a local newsletter, you should read this.
An increasing number of people think the future belongs to China. Interestingly, that’s what well-informed pundits assumed 1,000 years ago as well. The reason that those predictions turned out wrong tells us something important about China’s prospects this time.
Optimists often get called nicknames, one of these is Pollyanna. But the real story about the nickname tells us something important about the power of optimism.
Is there an upper limit to what we as humanity can know and learn? Are there problems we can't solve because our brains are too insignificant? Yes, at least according to the prevailing attitude of most people. But is that really true? Not if you ask Oxford professor David Deutsch.