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💡 Optimist's Edge: According to MIT this law is the best way to predict the future
It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future, as Niels Bohr said. Or was it Mark Twain? Anyway, there are models you can use to help.
MIT has tested several models on about 60 different technologies and we write about the winner in this week's Optimist's Edge article.
It can be used both as a rule of thumb in everyday life and quickly give you a good idea of the future of a particular technology.
Or you can dive deep and make very detailed predictions.
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🐉 Opened or closed will determine China's future success
Best-selling author Johan Norberg.
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.
Fact-based optimistic news of the week
🔋Renewables have halved emissions in the USA
A study shows that the transition to renewable electricity has been much faster than experts thought 15 years ago.
😷 How southern Africa uses apps to fight covid
Some countries in southern Africa have used apps in the fight against covid-19. It has been beneficial according to a study. Now, Zimbabwe has developed an app that helps the user recognize symptoms.
🧒 A new app can detect autism in children
A new app records eye movements in kids to evaluate the probability of autism.
🚀 Studies of solar flares important in the search for alien life
Scientists have measured the most powerful solar flare ever observed from our neighboring star Proxima Centauri. The discovery may be vital in the search for alien life and may have a significant impact on future studies.
🌿 England starts its largest seagrass restoration project ever
England has started a four-year project to restore underwater seagrass meadows. Eight hectares of seagrass will be sowed.
🔌 Nuclear power gains traction in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe wants to invest in nuclear energy, and there is a lot pointing towards SMR:s, small modular reactors.
💦Water can be cleaned with biomass and a microwave
A new manufacturing method can make the production of water-purifying hydrogels more environmentally friendly.