I desperately wish I knew who coined the phrase, "The future is now." In fact, I just finished a web search on it to no avail, so if you know where it came from, I'd love to hear back. Lately, it's gone through my head like a mission statement. At trying moments, it's easy to wish you'd been born 100 years before (the good old days) or 100 years later (when robotics and the Theory of Everything make life a non-stop barka-lounger experience). The fact is, "these are the good old days," and, "the future is now."
In reading my friend Mark Hollander's blog today, had my thoughts on when I live capped very succinctly by one of his friends who recently faced a desperate medical situation. It's moving and relevant, and I suggest you read it here. His message is clear: This IS the time to act.