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The future is brighter than you think

The future is brighter than you think

Do you remember the future when you were a kid? The one that couldn’t come soon enough? We looked forward to the next space flight, the next scientific discovery. We heard about meals instantly cooked by sound waves, TV wrist watches, robots that vacuumed the floor, cars that steered themselves — or even flew!

Well, we’ve had some disappointments — no flying car just yet — and some major problems: climate change, terrorism, nuclear threats. Still, I’m surprised when people think we live in a dark time. Look at just this one state, Maryland, and you will see that the future looks a lot brighter than we think.

Here’s how to keep a perspective that won’t just make us feel better....

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