I Am Not a Pessimist
We can make our own future — if we do the work, our species will have a glorious future. But only if.
Gregg Easterbrook, in his book called The Progress Paradox cites a quote that stuck with me. I’ll paraphrase here:
The human race is like a poppy seed. It will blossom into a glorious flower — unless it gets baked into a bagel.