There isn’t much room for an optimist view of the future in 2018. But overall, things are better than ever – at least, if you ask Harvard professor Steven Pinker: We are less violent, and better educated, and there is less poverty than ever before, he says. In his new book, Enlightenment Now, he continues to plead for progress. We interviewed him for this issue’s main feature. Other themes and articles in this issue: Steven Pinker vs. Progressophobia / New Age Eugenics / Full Circle: Puritanism Radio Renaissance / Dada / A Future for the Male Contraceptive Pill? / Populism, Euroscepticism & the Future of Europe / Rise of the Robot Writers / Scenario: A Day at the Office in the Year 2035 / Reviews / Ditte Darkó: People & Planets / Column: Sociotech / News About Science & Technology / Futures Past: Tupolev TU-144 / Ideas, trends, phenomena, and much, much more… Read SCENARIO 03:2018 here
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