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The difference between what people believe and facts.
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.
💡 Self-driving cars will look different and be much cheaper to travel, meaning a freedom revolution for people with disabilities.
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.
💡 Self-driving cars will be many times safer than human-driven cars and save millions of lives and stop even more people from getting hurt.
💡 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.
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.
Weekly editorials on how to understand and create the future.
Warp News was invited to talk about optimistic news for the newsroom at Expressen.
Our brains are on high alert when it comes to perceived danger. That was great thousands of years ago, but today the world is much less dangerous, and now our instinct makes us pessimistic.
Good journalism is one of the most important things we have in society. But news media is unbalanced and report much more negative news than positive, which gives us a distorted and pessimistic view of the world.
A majority of people in the richest countries are pessimistic about the future. One reason is that they know less about humanity's progress than chimpanzees.
How the world is increasingly interconnected and why the best results can be obtained when working not only for yourself but for the whole planet.
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?
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.
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.
Too bad to be true? The Warp News columnist gives three examples: A white van, dead construction workers in Qatar, and extremely extreme weather.
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Meet the naysayers who thrive on doom, hog the spotlight - and get almost everything wrong.
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All experts were wrong. No one thought it was possible to get corona vaccines this fast. How was this possible? Daniel Åhlin writes about one of humanity's greatest achievements in this E-book.
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.
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".
In the 1960’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.
Our Warp News Experts write to help you to look into and understand the future.
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 Skavén Ruben.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.