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💡 Nominate optimists
Have you seen the old Apple ad, The Crazy Ones?
It's the absolute best ad I have ever seen. It's a celebration of "the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers", people who "push the human race forward."
"...some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do."
That is exactly right.
We want to make our own version of this ad, but instead of the crazy ones, we want to celebrate the optimists. Like Steve Jobs, one of the crazy optimists.
In the ad they show "the crazy ones", like Martin Luther King, Amelia Earhart, Richard Branson and Albert Einstein.
Who would you nominate to be the optimists? I'm thinking of people like Elon Musk and Malala Yousafzai - but who would you want to see in the Warp News ad "The Optimists"?
It's very important for our ad to be diverse and inclusive. We're looking for men and women candidates from all walks of life and cultures. Get creative in your thinking! Send in your nomination by replying to this newsletter.
CEO of Warp News
Chairman of Warp Institute
Fact-based optimistic news of the week
📯 A new artificial heart has been approved by the EU.
The EU approves a new artificial heart to make it easier for patients awaiting a heart transplant.
🏭 These new factories are so small that they fit in a container.
A new manufacturing concept is nano and micro-factories. Some of these factories are so small that they can fit in standard 40-foot shipping containers and can therefore be easily shipped to different parts of the world.
🌳 Cultivated wood can be a sustainable alternative to plastic.
Researchers are now trying to use plant cells to grow wood tissue in laboratories, which could give us the opportunity to grow finished tables, chairs and planks directly in the factory.
🚗 GM will stop manufacturing gasoline cars by 2035.
GM is investing $ 27 billion over the next five years to move from fossil-fueled cars to electric cars in all price ranges.
✈️ Airlines can reduce their environmental impact by simply making better use of the winds.
Proper use of jet streams can reduce aircraft fuel consumption by up to 16 percent on transatlantic flights.
🤖 A new processor will give us safer and more flexible robots.
A tailor-made processor enables robots to more quickly analyze their surroundings and move among us humans in a safe way.
💧 The "sponge" that catches water from the empty air.
One type of airgel can convert up to 95 percent of the moisture in the air into drinking water.
⏲ Electric cars will be able to fully charge in five minutes.
When the price of batteries continues to decrease, along with the shorter time needed to charge the car - then we pass the tipping point with a bang.
🐅 Jaguars back in Argentina's wetlands after 70 years.
A new effort to deploy jaguars in protected areas where locals welcome them will help Argentina save its jaguar population.
🐘 Satellites counts elephants from space.
Scientists are using satellite images to count African elephants.
👁 Blind man regained his sight with an artificial cornea.
New method makes it easier and faster to implant artificial corneas, which gives many more people the chance to regain their sight.
🌳 Landmarks in Paris become “greener”.
Paris will become a greener city by surrounding landmarks with fantastic parks and gardens.
💡 We enlighten the Members of Parliament about a world that's getting better and better.
Most of human history has been miserable. The beginning of the end of misery came with the Enlightenment. In politics, problems are exaggerated and a different perspective is needed. That is why we are sending 100 books to 100 Members of Parliament about how, and why, the world has progressed.