We live in the future. Information is ubiquitous, cars drive themselves, we spend time in virtual worlds and everyone can have an artificially intelligent companion.
We learn from the past with increasing sophistication. Data is being harnessed from all parts of our existence in increasing volumes and with increasing power. We can find patterns in data that shape (and sometimes negate the need for) our decisions.
Everything is connected. And as connections grow, so too does complexity and the world can seem overwhelming despite the assistance we have (artificial or real), less human despite the population growth and increasingly uncertain and sinister despite (or because of) vast data collection.
It is possible to float in ignorant bliss until we eventually boil like a frog in a pan. But it is also possible to embrace this future world, harness it and find contentment in the limitless possibilities that it offers.