2020: Tracking Optimism is an ‘occasional postings’ blog from an experienced blogger. The blog will aim to track various manifestations of optimism. The focus will be mostly on optimism based on hard evidence, sound science or achieved action (rather than fluffy hopes). That will range from ‘big optimism’ — about big mega-trends that show how well humanity is doing, and how well we’ll likely do in the near-future — down to smaller signs of hope seen in things like free-speech victories and new book releases. I’ll also undertake the occasional debunking of an unfounded pessimism. Enjoy.