We're honored to present these top reads from World-Class writers, who contribute to Warp News because they believe in our mission of spreading fact-based optimism all over the world.
With so much progress in the world, how can pessimism still be widespread? It is because of cynicism, denying that “so-called-progress” is progress, argues David Deutsch, professor at Oxford University and one of the world's leading intellectuals on optimism.
As an optimist, you are often faced with an interesting dilemma: the rest of the world thinks that the world is getting worse, and you yourself think that it will get better – should you try to convince everyone else that it really gets better, Nicklas Berild Lundblad asks.
Kevin Kelly is the founder of Wired Magazine and author of several books, among them The Inevitable. For Warp News he presents his case for optimism.
If you thought that the successful moon landing in the '60s was due to luck and high ambitions, you are wrong. Nicklas Berild Lundblad writes about how optimism should be based on an analysis of what growing human abilities can achieve.
There is more to the question than you might think. It helps you shape your future, from a point in the future- as well as discover a richness of potential outcomes.
An increasing number of people think the future belongs to China. Interestingly, that’s what well-informed pundits assumed 1,000 years ago as well. The reason that those predictions turned out wrong tells us something important about China’s prospects this time.
Optimists often get called nicknames, one of these is Pollyanna. But the real story about the nickname tells us something important about the power of optimism.
The optimist's view differs from the pessimist's in a fundamental respect: the optimist sees what could be done with the half-full glass, what it can be used for, and who might need a little water right now, writes Nicklas Berild Lundblad.
At a time when the miraculous success of vaccines has transformed the battle against the pandemic it is fitting to recall the general idea, and unexpected history, behind vaccination, writes Matt Ridley, bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and How Innovation Works.