“The Future Is Ours” Video Inspires Hope In Technology And Human Progress

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In a recent TED talk titled “Abundance Is Our Future,” Peter Diamandis points out that though the amygdala in our brains may continually draw our attention toward negative news stories — and therefore help perpetuate a pessimistic view that the world is getting worse — the technological progress over that last century should fill us with an incredible optimism about the future. In homage to Peter’s message as well as the work of many entrepreneurs, innovators, and scientists, a new video called “The Future Is Ours” inspires this hope in technology with a mashup of presentations, speeches, and YouTube videos.

Michael Marantz, who created the video, wrote in the comments, “The future excites me so much, that is why I made this video. We need to be inspired by the immense possibilities of the future and work extremely hard to achieve them. We can do it, we just have to commit.” It has been watched over 300,000 times on Vimeo in the week since its release.

Check it out and ask yourself, “What vision of the future rings more true: the bleakness of the evening news or the brightness of ‘The Future Is Ours’?”

[Media: YouTube]

[Source: MichaelMarantz]

David started writing for Singularity Hub in 2011 and served as editor-in-chief of the site from 2014 to 2017 and SU vice president of faculty, content, and curriculum from 2017 to 2019. His interests cover digital education, publishing, and media, but he'll always be a chemist at heart.

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