Confused malcontents swilling Chardonnay while awaiting the Zombie Apocalypse.
Baby: an early opportunity to fail at people management
Teenager: an opportunity to fail spectacularly
Grandchild: an opportunity to fail simultaneously with two generations
And, in my most truly prescient moment (in 1999)...
Cell phone: a device which increases the rate of collisions between pedestrians and vehicles in all possible combinations
"Politicians and diapers must be changed often ... and for the same reason." -- Mark Twain in "Eruption." Samuel Langhorne Clemens [11/30/1835-4/21/1910]).