You know, maybe I'm being a little pessimistic, but, it seems like with every day, we become less free. In what we used to call the free world police militarization is completely out of control (look at what happened in Boston... or just look at England... period). Ever since 9/11 it's been a downward spiral for civil liberties thanks to unscrupulous politicians, and the terrified morons who support them. The poor are getting poorer, and the rich are getting richer. The middle class is shrinking at an unprecedented rate. There hasn't been this kind of social inequality since the Industrial Revolution. Granted, we all have fancy gadgets, though even those are becoming less free and more regulated, and they're being built by slave labor. But this future just seems to be getting dimmer and dimmer. Well, and I guess there's gay rights. That's cool. So, is this future going to suck?