✍🏼 Essays

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

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

👩‍💻 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

🤖 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

💡 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.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

📺 Why are people so pessimistic about the future? Part 2 - the news media

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.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

🙈 Why are people so pessimistic about the future? Part I - wrong about the facts

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.

Warp Editorial Staff 12 min read

🎥 Chris Nolan: How storytelling can change the future — what’s wrong and how to fix it

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.

Ulrika Gerth 3 min read

😟 Hey, kids – drop the climate anxiety

"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

Christian SandströmJonas Grafström 4 min read

🏭 24 of 26 air pollutants have decreased in Sweden

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.