Recover your faith in progress. Realize that the future is already here: in those few shining examples, in agribusiness, in industry, in services, in education, in artificial intelligence, in medical science, and even in social and political experiments where previously unimaginable targets hve been surpassed and new targets continue to fall like skittles. Remember the 80/20 Principle. Progress always comes from a small minority of people and organized resources who demonstrate that previously accepted ceilings of performance can become floors for everyone.

Koch, Richard. The 80/20 Principle: The Secret to Achieving More with Less. Reprint edition. New York: Crown Business, 1999.