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๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge


The difference between what people believe and facts.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: How large projects are completed on time and budget (learn from Pixar)

A mere 0.5 percent of all major projects are completed as planned and within budget. Have the pessimists FINALLY found something they're right about? One might think so, but...

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: The centaur's edge (how amateurs beat experts)

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: By becoming really good at using AI tools, amateurs can perform better than experts.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: Prize competitions accelerate innovation

๐Ÿ’ก Prize competitions accelerate innovation by both crowdsourcing ideas and financing.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก How Jeff Bezos used the Optimist's Edge

Something called the internet was growing at 2300 percent per year. But it was dismissed as a fad. Jeff Bezos used Optimist's Edge to make a life-changing decision. You can do that too.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: Self-driving cars will be a freedom revolution for people with disabilities

๐Ÿ’ก Self-driving cars will look different and be much cheaper to travel, meaning a freedom revolution for people with disabilities.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: Self-driving cars will be really fast

Few humans can drive at 200 miles per hour, like an F1 driver, and it is very dangerous to do so. But that would be easy peasy for an autonomous vehicle.

โœ๐Ÿผ Warp News Essays


Weekly editorials on how to understand and create the future.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Tomorrowland

"If I saw a child with a jetpack flying over me, I would believe anything is possible. I would be inspired. Doesn't that make the world a better place?"

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

๐Ÿฆพ What can we learn from the Swedish IT miracle for the AI era?

Newsweek named Stockholm Europe's internet capital. Swedes had the most computers and the best broadband in the world. From the Swedish IT miracle, Skype, Spotify, and many other unicorns were born. What can we learn from that as we now try to create AI miracles?

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

๐Ÿ™„ No, AI disinformation is not the biggest global threat - on the difficulty of getting a message across

AI-generated disinformation is the biggest global threat, says 1500 experts. That's nonsense.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ“š The best books I read in 2023

Also, tips on how to read 100 books a year. Reading so many books requires discipline, but is easier than one might think.

Mathias Sundin 1 min read

๐Ÿ“š The Angry Optimist's book recommendations for Christmas

Four reading tips for Christmas. Everything from a history of the electronic era to the creator of Spaceballs.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

๐Ÿ’ฌ A book you can talk to โ€“ about the book

Tonight, the book "The Centaur's Edge", co-authored by me and WALL-Y, is being released. Everyone who purchases the book will get an AI tool, allowing you to talk to the book, about the book.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

๐Ÿ˜ฎ The naive Tony Seba has been more right than anyone else (so listen to what he says now)

Humanity is facing its greatest change ever, according to Tony Seba. Some call him a naive, foolish optimist, but Seba has repeatedly been proven right and his critics wrong. A tip is to listen to him this time.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Musings of the Angry Optimist: If we'd regulated the internet, as we're regulating AI

President Biden's AI regulation is vague and at the same time EXTREMELY specific. If we had regulated the internet in the same way, it would have seriously hampered our development. Also: We reveal which movie Biden watched that influenced his determination to regulate AI.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿคด Lord of the Pessimists: Paul Ehrlich

Paul Ehrlich calls himself an eternal optimist, but he is the greatest pessimist of our time. Because he makes the most common and serious mistake that pessimists make.

๐Ÿ“š E-books


Our E-books helps you deep dive into a subject.

Warp Editorial Staff 1 min read

๐Ÿ“š Sales of print books have increased 22% since 2004

Audiobooks are also increasing rapidly, with over 20 percent growth per year.

Ulrika Gerth 1 min read

๐Ÿ“š E-book: Naive Pessimists

Meet the naysayers who thrive on doom, hog the spotlight - and get almost everything wrong.

Ulrika Gerth 7 min read

๐Ÿ“– Read an excerpt from Naive Pessimists

READ AN EXCERPT: Meet the naysayers who thrive on doom, hog the spotlight - and get almost everything wrong.

Daniel ร…hlin 2 min read

๐Ÿ“š E-book: The Corona Vaccine Revolution

All experts were wrong. No one thought it was possible to get corona vaccines this fast. How was this possible? Daniel ร…hlin writes about one of humanity's greatest achievements in this E-book.

Sakke Teerikoski 1 min read

๐Ÿ“š E-book: Top 20 Space Breakthroughs 2020

2020 has been a very special year in space and in space-related activities. It has seen a long series of breakthroughs that have changed the way we think about space โ€“ here are the top 20.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

๐Ÿ“š E-book: Optimist's Edge

Facts and optimism make it attainable to spot the opportunities in a changing world. The possibilities that most people miss because they have the wrong facts, or don't think they are doable because they are pessimistic. In this book you learn about "Optimist's Edge".

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿซ Warp News Expert Analysis


Our Warp News Experts write to help you to look into and understand the future.

Magnus Aschan 3 min read

๐ŸŒฑ Viral outbreaks cause plant-based foods to grow at a record rate

Consumption of meat is declining in large parts of the world, while we are eating more plant-based foods. Virus outbreaks and pandemics seem to be accelerating this development, says Warp News Food Tech expert Daniel Skavรฉn Ruben.

Bjรถrn Bertoft 8 min read

๐Ÿฅ— Are you ready for the new food? โ€“ Invasive species, insects and fish on land

We already know that meat production, trawling, and one-sided farming in mega-format are environmental culprits with an end date. But now new types of climate-smart food are being developed.

Nicklas Berild Lundblad 12 min read

๐Ÿค” The responsibility of platforms โ€“ a guide for the perplexed

Over the past decade, we have had an increasingly vocal debate about the responsibility of platforms and the future of freedom of expression. Nicklas Berild Lundblad believes that there is reason to be optimistic about the development.

Magnus Aschan 7 min read

๐Ÿง  Doctor Mouna: Understand your pandemic brain โ€“ and get optimistic about the future

The coronavirus has kidnapped our brain. The development is much more positive than most people are aware of, says Mouna Esmaeilzadeh, doctor, neuroscientist, entrepreneur, and not least Warp News Expert in Health Tech.

Bjรถrn Bertoft 6 min read

๐Ÿฅ— Are you ready for the new food? - Oumph, algae and lab grown meat

We already know that meat production, trawling, and monoculture farming in mega formats are environmental culprits with an end date. But there is new climate-smart food being developed โ€“ and it's happening fast.

Magnus Aschan 8 min read

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿš€ Astronaut Fuglesang about the New Space Race โ€“ and going up again

The interest in space has not been this great in 50 years. We are on our way back to the Moon, and the sight is set on Mars. Why does this happen now? This and much more is answered by former astronaut and Warp News space expert, Christer Fuglesang.