We have now created over 50 unique Optimist's Edge over the past year. Really hard to choose, but here are my five favorites.
Economic growth and urbanization are good for wild animals, spurring a comeback in Europe and other places.
We tend to think economic growth and urbanisation are bad for animals, but the opposite is true.
💡 The return of the wild animals
It is easy to imagine that wildlife is in decline in Europe. But that picture does not match up to reality. On the contrary, many species are making a comeback. In several ways, this is good news. Maria Eriksson explains why.
Vertical farming produces better-tasting crops all year round, with a low impact on the climate and the environment.
A great example of how hard it is to predict what will come out of technological progress. In this case, the LED light.
💡 Optimist’s Edge: Now farming is moving indoors
Vertical farming is growing fast. But, the market is still in its infancy and the opportunities are huge. Read up on how and why farming is moving indoors.
Space to fix Earth
We need space to fix problems on Earth.
We should "fix Earth" before going to space is people's main objection to space endeavors. But without space, it will be much harder and more expensive to "fix Earth."
💡 Optimist’s Edge: Should we fix Earth before going to space?
In our survey, a majority believes we should fix the problems on Earth before we go to space. But without space, we will have a much harder time fixing problems on Earth. Here is why.
The chance of finding the love of your life increases if you use the internet for dating.
Most people think internet dating is less accurate than "traditional dating." But it is not.
💡 Optimist’s Edge: Finding love online works better than most people think
A lot of people love to hate dating apps. But if you are looking for love they are probably the best tool you could use. We explain why, and the numbers behind it.
Impossible electric jets
With higher battery density and a completely new design of the aircraft, electric airplanes with a range greater than fossil-fueled airplanes are possible.
Of all the things people claim are impossible, electric airplanes are very high on that list. Turns out the pessimists are wrong, again. Surprise!
💡 Optimist’s Edge: Can Elon Musk’s electric airplane beat regular jets?
Could Elon Musk’s proposed electric jet fly longer than fossil-fueled jets? Yes, with higher battery density and a completely new design of the aircraft, electric airplanes with a range greater than fossil-fueled airplanes are possible.
The future is created by optimists
One important reason most of the future is created by optimists is that they see these edges and grab the opportunities before everyone else.
When most people think things are getting worse, more expensive and progress is slow, the ones that understand it is actually getting better, cheaper and progress is speeding up have a huge advantage.
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