The greatest fight in society is between animistic collectivism and intellectual awareness. Science struggles for popularity and funding. Celebrities are worshiped while scholars are unknown. Great fiction isn't read because nobody has great dreams. The pollen gets a little worse, new species appear while others disappear, the seasons don't seem right, but making money is still the primary concern and not the ecosystem and its food on an overpopulated earth. And people exude preference falsification out of fear that those around them do not. If today's future looks bright, its only because hedonism is full of color.