Is this the greatest time to be alive?

A columnist on Wired paddles against the tide of hand-wringing today, contending that now is the greatest time for you to be alive. Is it?

It’s impossible to say for sure, of course, because, such as it is, this is the only time we know.

“The next time you’re bombarded with over-the-top claims about how our country is doomed or the world is coming apart at the seams, brush off the cynics and fearmongers,” the writer said. “Because the truth is, if you had to choose any time in the course of human history to be alive, you’d choose this one.”

Would you?

If not, in what decade would you want to live?