Not to worry, the future our kids inherit won't be entirely horrible. Sure, things might look grim if you only look at things like global diplomacy and climate. But when it comes to design, well, smart minds have been coming up with cool ideas to make the future brighter, easier, and just plain better.
And that's what we all want for our kids, right? A better world than we had. And that better world will be built in increments, with small things and clever ideas that snowball into bigger things. If the ideas below are any indication, I think we're on the right track.