I am sure you agree with me that we live in a dangerous world. Not seen since the cold war era. Today the planet seems to be just a few steps away from total nuclear destruction. The North Korean government called the latest UN Security Council sanctions “an act of war” It is believed that the North Korean missiles can reach America and Europe. The American president certainly will be able to deal with this threat.

Here in the United Kingdom, other worries are still mounting. Brexit is now in complete chaos and despite a provisional agreement with the EU in Brussels, negotiations are far from finalized and the Home Office is advising new EU foreigners to leave. Since many differences are unsolved, a hard Brexit, just walking away from the table, is coming closer to the edge.

Life’s good in London. But not for all inhabitants. There was the shocking news about terror attacks and –not to forget- the horrifying Grenfell tower blaze that took so many innocent life’s. It was great to see that many officials, the royal family included, addressed the memorial services held for the victims and their family.

In this world, thank God, there is a bunch of good news as well.

The self-driving car is gaining momentum. Certainly in America. Next year commuters in Phoenix (Arizona) will have the option to hail rides in driverless cars via a smartphone app. As they join the ride, a car insurance will cover the risk.

With this, car producer Alphabet wants to ease financial concerns and give a boost to what is seen as the future of automobility.

The trip-based coverage for users includes lost items, problems related to interrupted rides and potential medical expenses.

Since I love driving, I do not see myself in a driver less car soon. But things are rapidly changing. Time will tell.

On the medical science front, the year behind was a remarkable one. Along with milestones, as it comes to incurable diseases, we now can edit the genome of embryos. Just repair faulty DNA. What a great time we live in!

Further we have the mounting UFO disclosures. With more openness about UFO sightings and contacts revealed from official sources, governments are slowly but surely preparing the world for shocking revelations. We are not alone.

Despite all these great developments, on many frontiers, it is still a long way to go. However, I am convinced we are exponentially speeding into a bright future.

Happy holidays.