I was like most kids my age: I thought the future would be filled with flying cars, and even ordinary families like mine would be cruising the rings of Saturn and spending holidays on Jupiter’s moons. We’d be so busy in the stars that we’d forget our differences back on Earth. Our old problems would seem stupid and little compared to the universe opening before us.
Well, cars aren’t flying yet, but they’re driving themselves, which is pretty close. And it really is possible to vacation on Jupiter, as long as you mean the town of Jupiter, Florida. So come on humanity, we’re so close, we’re almost there.
Except for that forgetting our differences part. If anything, that’s gotten worse. So I’m re-imagining a new future, one in which the things we have in common are more important than our differences, and then reverse engineer it. In other words, break that brighter future down into smaller steps that ordinary people like you and me and anyone can take to make it happen.
Change begins with you and me. The future begins today. Let’s go.