I found this fascinating and incredibly timely as this is something that has actually been occupying my mind lately.
8 is interesting because while there’s a lot of dystopias being explored currently in popular culture, there’s usually the problem with positive outlooks into the future (or at least those I’ve been exposed to) being either overtly naive or just corporate propaganda only focused on tech. I do agree that we need to converge into positive outlooks but I don’t know how to avoid those pitfalls. I guess the dystopia is the easy way out.
As a science fiction lover I love number 7 as it aptly describes what I love about the genre. The future should help us understand the present, not just provide a picture of what it could be.