Yogi Berra said it best: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
The baseball great was trying to be funny, presumably, but it’s a great point. Despite our best efforts, it’s hard to tell exactly what the future holds.
Take today’s shaky American political climate. In many ways, the US seems to be on incredibly shaky ground. Consider the day-to-day threat of nuclear war, which seems dependent on presidential tweets, or the ever growing divide between the third of Americans who support Pres. Donald Trump’s populist policies and the rest of the country, which doesn’t.
With a majority of Americans disapproving of the nation’s current direction, anyone who is paying attention has to be at least a little concerned right now. But while those concerns shouldn’t be glossed over, spending all your time obsessing about them isn’t the answer, either.
Constant anxiety just isn’t productive. And while we shouldn’t ignore current events on the national or world stages, there are plenty of reasons for optimism outside of the political sphere. Here are some new and exciting innovations that are sure to get you thinking about something else for a change.
Check them out, below.
The electric car gets a lot of attention, and for good reason. It’s nice to think of a future where we all plug in our cars rather than taking them to a gas station and paying over three dollars a gallon.
But electric cars aren’t an option for everyone, and even hybrid cars can be hard to find in some locations. People deserve more options, and a fuel like biodiesel is one of the best alternatives out there. You don’t have to go to the car lot and buy something new; All you need is a diesel-powered vehicle with a few minor modifications.
After that, all you have to do to get biodiesel is to go online and make sure there’s a station near you. Biodiesel uses cooking grease from restaurants to provide a fuel that’s both cleaner and results in less wear on your engine.
It’s not just for cars, either; you can use it to fill up everything from your boat to your tractor.
If that doesn’t adequately cheer you up, check this out:
High-tech baseball bats
The electric car gets a lot of attention, and for good reason. It’s nice to think of a future whNow consider this innovation in softball bats.
Instead of making players break in their bats, innovations like the Adidas Melee Senior Softball Bats 1.21 bpf use a unique heat treatment that means the bat is game-ready the minute you take it out of the box.
That’s not to mention the advances in the ways injured athletes are being treated. Injuries that were once considered career-ending can now be pretty much healed in a matter of months.
That’s great news. We now know more than ever about the best way to provide physical therapy for a patient, and that makes a very real difference.
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