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🎭 A wonderful, optimistic show!
Last year we sent you an offer to buy tickets 2-for-1 to Klas Hallberg's show — and a whopping 70 warpers did so.
Sales went so fast that we got many more tickets than we had actually been allocated. A nice problem.
Yesterday it was showtime!
Great to see and meet so many of you there!
It was really a super lovely, FUN and optimistic show at the Playhouse Teater in Stockholm.
The fact that Warp News and critique of negative news made it into the show was a nice bonus!
I can really recommend that you go and see it (if you live in Sweden.)
💡 Optimist's Edge: Self-driving cars are almost here
💡 In 20 years humans will not be allowed to drive cars on regular roads, because computers by then will drive so much better. This will bring massive change, and lots of new opportunities. The time to start thinking about this is NOW.
📰 Does the Washington Post really drive away the darkness?
The news media says they impact our worldview and the decisions we make. That is true. But the worldview they present is too negative. What does that say about the worldview we get and the decisions we make?
🦋 California County sees largest number of monarch butterflies in 20 years
In November last year, employees and volunteers of a conservation group counted more than 129 000 individuals of the famous black and orange striped western monarch butterfly. This many monarch butterflies haven’t been counted in 20 years.
🚬 Tobacco companies in Spain now fit the bill for cigarette butt clean-up
Under a new environmental legislation in Spain, tobacco companies are duty-bound to pay for the cleanup of the millions of cigarette butts smokers throw away on the streets each year.
🔥 New stoves can save hundreds of thousands of lives in Africa
By switching to gas or electricity instead of wood and charcoal, many people would avoid inhaling dangerous gases when cooking.
🗳️ New study: No evidence of democratic decline
The study analyzed data from over 160 countries over a period of 30 years and found no evidence of widespread democratic decline.
🧬 13-year-old cured of "incurable" cancer
By modifying the genes in healthy T cells, doctors produced immune cells that could kill cancer cells that no other treatments could even detect.
🍟 France’s ban on single-use restaurant tableware is a fast-food “revolution”
On January first, many different fast-food chains in France, like McDonald’s, pioneered new waste-reduction laws that bans single-use restaurant tableware.
🐬 Unsustainable fishing will be banned in the Irrawaddy Dolphin's Sanctuary
One of Asia’s most threatened dolphin species exists in the Mahakam river and now Indonesia’s fisheries ministry, together with a non-profit organization, is working on plans to prohibit fishing gear that can be dangerous to the endangered species.
🍌 AI reduces food waste in stores
An AI algorithm can keep track of when the price of items that are about to expire should be reduced, and by how much. This reducing wastage and increasing profits for stores.
👶 Parental leave can protect parents against mental illness
Generous parental leave gives parents protect
🦆 Environmental protection for half the price
Allowing some fields to grow back and putting more resources into increasing yields on remaining cropland gives the most biodiversity for the money.
🩸 Blood tests can reduce antibiotic resistance
A new test could help doctors distinguish between viral and bacterial infections and thus reduce the prescribing of antibiotics in cases when it wouldn't help.
🌽 Hardy grass can produce larger corn yields
A resistant grass variety showed researchers how corn can be made more resistant to nutrient deficiencies, reduce the need for fertilizer, and increase yields.