Two thoughts: more conflict, on all fronts is coming. Can we keep being silly and pretending the future will be magically better than the present, without us making it that way? Not likely, especially in light of this: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/opinion/sunday/weather-and-violence.html?src=recg For years I've been saying, we are ONE race, the human race. Time for everyone to recognize that very soon we are going to be up against machines so let's get over the old fights and build ourselves a nice home on our planet.
As for those machines, check this out if you don't believe me: