Well, I think most people will be able to tell that I am going to go with science here, and I think I'll explain briefly why.
So, to me, there are only two things you can believe in, Science or God. And seeing as how God has been absent the last couple thousand years I'm going with science. Now I know some people believe in the human heart to do the right thing, but to me God seems more reasonable than that, and I don't believe God exists.
But to each his own, my views have been tainted by my lifestyle, and I know it was my own choices that led me to where I have been, just as they got me away from there to where I am now. It just seems that the world is full of so much suffering, and maybe it's because of my past that I see it this way, I don't really know. I've lost so many of my old friends, I'm 26 and I've had more friends pass away than my grandmother, and it just seems sad. They were driven to the depths of despair and died believing there was no way back out.
So yes, I put my hopes in technology, to improve the conditions in which everyone lives. I am still rather pessimistic but I haven't given up completely yet.
So what gives you hope, if you have any. I suppose if you don't what would it take for you to think things are going to turn out fine. And for those that only see sunshine and happiness how does one go about changing their perspective?