We should be optimistic not because our problems are smaller than we thought, but because our capacity to solve them is larger than we thought” OVER THE LONG TERM, THE FUTURE IS DECIDED BY OPTIMISTS (Kevin Kelly) Watch is on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB-ZNfCp8uA&t=8s We live in a Perma-Change World, and lately an increasingly pessimistic view of the future as well as strange new hopelessness seems to prevail - especially among the Gen Z & Y generations. There are many reasons for this - beyond covid19 or the Russia/Ukraine war - but one reason may also be that the narrative about the future is dominated either by Big Tech (Meta, Google, IBM, Amazon, Baidu etc) or by Hollywood (or rather "StreamyWood" i.e. Netflix et al). It seems to either involve technology saving us (while we, the non-exponential, lame humans, must then merge with it), or technology enslaving us (as in the various black-mirror type dystopias). I think this is a lousy way to look at the future, and that a more 'protopian' approach see #kevinkelly is much better suited for society, and for shaping our future. We also believe that how we look at the future is existential - as futurist Barbara Hubbard liked to say: 'As we see the future so we act; as we act so we become'.