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The Angry Optimist
💪 The raw power of human progress
In the 21st century, we've experienced terrorism, natural disasters, wars, financial crises, and a global pandemic. Why are we not living in a Mad Max world?
💡 Musings of the Angry Optimist: "Optimius, please clear the table"
ChatGPT can now see, hear, and speak. Tesla's Optimus can see its own body and interact with its surroundings. A completely new type of robot is getting closer.
💡 Fact-based optimistic news of the week
💡 Hopescrolling: 30 optimistic news in September
💀 The murder rate has dropped 17% in the past 20 years. 📱 Internet use may lower dementia risk for older people. 🐦 Europe’s most endangered bird is making a comeback. 📲 Google launches new anti-censorship tech. 😊 Americans satisfied with their lives.
🦾 ChatGPT diagnoses as accurately as ER doctors
ChatGPT was compared to doctors in a Dutch study. Version 4 of ChatGPT made the correct diagnosis in 97 percent of cases.
🌡️ Staying within 1.5 degrees is possible, due to record growth for renewables
Record growth of clean energy technologies boosts hope. The world is set to invest a record USD 1.8 trillion in clean energy in 2023.
🦏 Rhinos on the rise: 5% growth last year
Global rhino numbers increase to 27,000. Southern white rhino numbers rise for the first time since 2012.
🔌 Record global access to electricity
The number of people without electricity access will lower to an estimated 745 million by year-end.
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