We shape the future, one way or another. If it's to be one where maliciousness has nowhere to sink its teeth, one thing, above all, is required. Beyond policy, technology, commerce, education... all of it... we need optimism.
The outcome of our time spent here will be either to the benefit or detriment of those that succeed us. Every thing, that every one of us does, matters. We reverberate off one another. We influence the path forward. It is not trivial. But beyond policy, technology, trade, knowledge... all of it... the one thing the next generation has going for it is that we, us, right now, remain optimistic.
The future will either be the beneficiary of our optimism, or bound by our lack of of it.