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πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge


The difference between what people believe and facts.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ’‘ 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

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: The centaur's edge (how amateurs beat experts)

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

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: Prize competitions accelerate innovation

πŸ’‘ Prize competitions accelerate innovation by both crowdsourcing ideas and financing.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ’‘ 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

πŸ’‘ Optimist's Edge: Self-driving cars will be a freedom revolution for people with disabilities

πŸ’‘ 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

πŸ’‘ 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.

✍🏼 Warp News Essays


Weekly editorials on how to understand and create the future.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ™…β€β™€οΈ Prebunking - how Taiwan resisted China's information warfare

Showing people in advance what the manipulators will claim gives people mental antibodies to resist disinformation.

Mathias Sundin 4 min read

πŸ”Ž We were supposed to be flooded with AI disinformation... now 800 million have voted, where is it?

We faced a "tech-driven Armageddon" and experts ranked AI disinformation as the second biggest global threat this year. Have you noticed much of it?

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ˜’ It was the worst of times

When was the worst music produced? Now! Most crime? Now! Worst movies? Now! Worst morality? Now! In area after area, people think the worst time is now β€” a completely bizarre view.

Mathias Sundin 6 min read

πŸ—³οΈ Leopoldo LΓ³pez is building an alliance of democracy defenders – with the help of technology

Four years in solitary confinement did not break him. He continued to lead protests against the dictatorship in Venezuela. After being forced to flee the country, he now continues his work from abroad, building a democracy movement that threatens all dictatorships worldwide.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

🚱 We pay to live without electricity and water, that's how good our lives are

How crazy is it to pay to be without electricity and running water? That's my first thought when I read about Kyrkestatorpet, where you can "live as the crofters did in the past." But then I think about the effects that might come from a visit to an outhouse...

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ€₯ We live in a lie

How can we accept this, I thought after the first day of the Copenhagen Democracy Summit. How can it be that in 2024 we still have dictatorship in the world? How can it be allowed to exist? Because we live in a lie.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

✊ The greengrocer's revolution

Nothing has done more to create human progress than democracy. There is nothing more important than achieving a fully democratic world as quickly as possible. Then even a grocer can make a difference.

Mathias Sundin 5 min read

πŸ—³οΈ Record support for democracy, but people are disappointed with governments. Why and what do we do about it?

Almost 9 out of 10 want democracy. But far fewer are satisfied with the democracy they live in. This is based on the fact that the democratic system we have is over 100 years old and needs to be updated.

Mathias Sundin 3 min read

πŸ€– Is your job threatened by AI? Here's how you should NOT act

Can AI do tasks that are part of your job? Should you then fight and try to stop that kind of AI? That opinion is now being expressed. Instead, there is now a great chance to level up yourself with the help of AI. It will be much more successful.

πŸ“š E-books


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

Warp Editorial Staff 1 min read

πŸ“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

πŸ“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

πŸ“– 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 Γ…hlin 2 min read

πŸ“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 Γ…hlin writes about one of humanity's greatest achievements in this E-book.

Sakke Teerikoski 1 min read

πŸ“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 – here are the top 20.

Mathias Sundin 2 min read

πŸ“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".

πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ« Warp News Expert Analysis


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

Magnus Aschan 3 min read

🌱 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 SkavΓ©n Ruben.

BjΓΆrn Bertoft 8 min read

πŸ₯— Are you ready for the new food? – 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

πŸ€” The responsibility of platforms – 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

🧠 Doctor Mouna: Understand your pandemic brain – 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.

BjΓΆrn Bertoft 6 min read

πŸ₯— 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 – and it's happening fast.

Magnus Aschan 8 min read

πŸ§‘β€πŸš€ Astronaut Fuglesang about the New Space Race – 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.