The Case for Optimism
We are bombarded with depressing news

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It feels like we are headed for a dire future

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82% decrease in global poverty in only 40 years

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Shenzen in the 1980’s and 2013

1980’s

2013

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Over the long run recessions barely register

Oil Shocks

The Great
Depression

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Our lives have been transformed for the better

Life expectancy 2X
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Per capita income 3X
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Childhood morta...
We have redefined “poverty”
Americans in poverty have:
• 99% have electricity, water, toilet & refrigerator
• 95% have a t...
Africa is rising

Source:: GSMA AFRICA MOBILE OBSERVATORY 2011

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Estonia is setting an example for other countries to follow
• 24% of people voted online in 2011
• 93% fill personal tax r...
3D Printing is revolutionizing manufacturing

3D Printing has already
revolutionized prototyping…

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is bein...
Healthcare is finally becoming computerized

Watson is better at diagnosing certain
cancers than traditional doctors

Fabr...
Education is also finally entering the technology age

From traditional classrooms…

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to computerized class...
Transportation will be significantly improved

Average Driver: 1.8 accidents every 300,000 miles

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Self dri...
Communications are headed for a revolution

Movie reconstruction from brain activity

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First example of hum...
Energy is abundant, the issue is accessibility

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The Case for Optimism - Presentation by Fabrice Grinda, a serial entrepreneur at the NOAH 2013 Conference in London, Old Billingsgate on the 13th of November 2013.

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  1. 1. The Case for Optimism
  2. 2. We are bombarded with depressing news Fabrice Grinda 2 www.fabricegrinda.com
  3. 3. It feels like we are headed for a dire future Fabrice Grinda 3 www.fabricegrinda.com
  4. 4. 82% decrease in global poverty in only 40 years Fabrice Grinda 4 www.fabricegrinda.com
  5. 5. Shenzen in the 1980’s and 2013 1980’s 2013 Fabrice Grinda 5 www.fabricegrinda.com
  6. 6. Over the long run recessions barely register Oil Shocks The Great Depression Fabrice Grinda 6 www.fabricegrinda.com
  7. 7. Our lives have been transformed for the better Life expectancy 2X Fabrice Grinda Per capita income 3X 7 Childhood mortality /10 www.fabricegrinda.com
  8. 8. We have redefined “poverty” Americans in poverty have: • 99% have electricity, water, toilet & refrigerator • 95% have a television • 88% have a mobile phone • 70% have a car and air conditioning Fabrice Grinda 8 www.fabricegrinda.com
  9. 9. Africa is rising Source:: GSMA AFRICA MOBILE OBSERVATORY 2011 Fabrice Grinda 9 www.fabricegrinda.com
  10. 10. Estonia is setting an example for other countries to follow • 24% of people voted online in 2011 • 93% fill personal tax returns online • Companies can be setup online • Online school reports including homework, grades, etc. • Online medical records Fabrice Grinda 10 www.fabricegrinda.com
  11. 11. 3D Printing is revolutionizing manufacturing 3D Printing has already revolutionized prototyping… Fabrice Grinda is being increasingly used to make final parts… 11 and may revolutionize medicine with the printing of organs www.fabricegrinda.com
  12. 12. Healthcare is finally becoming computerized Watson is better at diagnosing certain cancers than traditional doctors Fabrice Grinda Star Trek-like medical tricorders should enter the market within 5 years 12 www.fabricegrinda.com
  13. 13. Education is also finally entering the technology age From traditional classrooms… Fabrice Grinda to computerized classrooms… 13 and “global” classrooms www.fabricegrinda.com
  14. 14. Transportation will be significantly improved Average Driver: 1.8 accidents every 300,000 miles Fabrice Grinda Self driving car: 0 accidents every 300,000 miles 14 www.fabricegrinda.com
  15. 15. Communications are headed for a revolution Movie reconstruction from brain activity Fabrice Grinda First example of human brain-to-brain communication 15 www.fabricegrinda.com
  16. 16. Energy is abundant, the issue is accessibility Fabrice Grinda 16 www.fabricegrinda.com
  17. 17. Fabrice Grinda www.fabricegrinda.com fabrice@grinda.org @fabricegrinda

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