“We are now entering a period of radical transformation. Progress in artificial intelligence, robotics, infinite computing, ubiquitous broadband networks, digital manufacturing, nanomaterials, synthetic biology and many other breakthrough technologies will let us make greater gains in the next two decades than we’ve made in the previous 200 years. We will soon have the ability to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman, and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp.”
I’m enough of a realist to know that, just as every cloud has a silver lining, every advance we make comes with new problems. But we can choose whether to be optimistic or pessimistic. Being optimistic puts you in a better frame of mind for working toward positive change, so why not choose optimism?