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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: Self-driving cars are almost here

๐Ÿ’ก In 20 years humans will not be allowed to drive cars on regular roads, because computers by then will drive so much better. This will bring massive change, and lots of new opportunities. The time to start thinking about this is NOW.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: Why we should make the future come sooner

Do you think fast progress is dangerous? Use the seat belt test. What if the seat belt had been invented ten years earlier? If progress in vehicle safety had been faster, thousands of lives would have been saved.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: The prosperity of a world without wars

In 2021 the world spent over $2 trillion on military expenses. Over 2000 billion dollars! That is 2.1 percent of the world's gross domestic product, GDP. In a world at peace, that money could be used for science, lowering taxes, art, the environment โ€“ or whatever area you prioritize.

Mathias Sundin 6 min read

๐Ÿ’ก 2022: Optimist's Edge year in review

A hack to solve all of humanity's major problems. Connect your brain to the computer. Climate optimism. Milk without cows. And much more in this review of our year with 50 new Optimistic Edges.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimist's Edge: AI is unleashing a massive wave of creativity

๐Ÿ’ก AI will unleash massive untapped creativity by us tools to create things that before only were available to professionals. This unleashed creativity will create millions of jobs and tons of human progress.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

๐Ÿ’ก Optimistโ€™s Edge: Electricity too cheap to meter

๐Ÿ’ก With storage and the ability to share energy you can get all the electricity you need for a low flat fee, creating a new society.

โœ๐Ÿผ Warp News Essays

Weekly editorials on how to understand and create the future.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ“ฐ Does the Washington Post really drive away the darkness?

The news media says they impact our worldview and the decisions we make. That is true. But the worldview they present is too negative. What does that say about the worldview we get and the decisions we make?

Warp Editorial Staff 12 min read

๐ŸŽฅ Chris Nolan: How storytelling can change the future โ€” whatโ€™s wrong and how to fix it

Why is the real story of a better future not being told? And how can we fix that? Asked and answered by Chris Nolan, a multiple Emmy-winning director-writer.

Marco Borsari 6 min read

๐ŸŒ Is the world really a dangerous place for a traveler?

Hidden historical treasures, clear waters, high peaks, colourful districts. The world is full of beauty ready to be discovered, often with safer conditions than you expect.

Anders Bolling 4 min read

๐Ÿค” Shockingly bad? Think for a moment before you swallow the bait

Too bad to be true? The Warp News columnist gives three examples: A white van, dead construction workers in Qatar, and extremely extreme weather.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

๐Ÿ˜ฎ Internet pioneer: IKEA almost decided to become Amazon, before Amazon

In the late 1990s, a Swedish internet pioneer's masterstroke made IKEA into Europe's largest e-commerce business. But he also proposed that IKEA should do the very thing that Jeff Bezos later did with Amazon.

Mathias Sundin 12 min read

๐ŸŽ† 2022 was filled with progress and optimistic news

Don't be fooled by all the misery in the regular news feed. 2022 was filled with positive events. Animals making a comeback, AI breakthroughs, plastic being cleared from the oceans, smarter children, and many climate entrepreneurs.

Tobias Wahlqvist 7 min read

๐Ÿฅฑ The more boring public service news, the better

A better and more reasonable public service should not be the fastest to report on an event. They shouldnโ€™t even try to be. They should make a point out of being the slowest, to calmly take their time in finding out the actual facts and events and then publish their findings.

Ulrika Gerth 3 min read

๐Ÿ‘ The art of breaking bad habits

Husband: โ€˜Are you really the right person to be writing about this?โ€™

Warp Guest Writer 8 min read

๐Ÿ—ž๏ธ I skipped the news - and lived to tell about it

After a thirty-day news fast, Tomas Sรถderlund found his place in a lower, calmer, and more pleasant pace of information with greater positive energy - without feeling less informed. With a little distance from everything that happens, the big features stood out better.

๐Ÿ“š E-books

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

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".

Sakke Teerikoski 1 min read

๐Ÿ“š E-book: The New Space Race

In the 1960โ€™s the US and Soviet Union went head to head in the race to space. Today, sixty years later, the new space race has set its eyes not just on going to orbit around Earth, researching asteroids for minerals and going back to the Moon.

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.