January 4, 2010 in The Future Is Here
Dateline: Friday January 3, 2020 If the aughts were the decade of shrunken expectations, corruption, and denial, the tens were the decade of acceptance. Our standard of living did not spike. We never expected it to. The empire’s growth metrics of the last century are quaint and distant relics. Crime, terror, disease and injustice did not go away, but culture wars receded, two wrenching foreign entanglements were resolved and we elected our first female and Hispanic president.