In some ways, patents are definitely causing problems with innovations. There are people, known as patent trolls, who take out patents, without any intention of making a product, just so they can turn around and try to sue people who actually try to create a product that might be somewhat similar. There should be certain requirements to patents, including that people need to really create the products they file patents for.
No, patents are not endangering our futures, because people who create and design things need to know that their work is secure. A person can still improve on the technology in the patent, but they have to give the person the credit for the work where it is due. Patents encourage people to work and do new things.
Parents are not endangering the future of our children. No one cares more for young people than their own parents. Although parenting methods are always under scrutiny, especially now, in a time of technological change, it is undeniable that parents have a natural love for their children. Parents are necessary for the health of a community.
There is nothing about a patent that is putting our futures in danger. Sometimes the item patented may be putting our future in danger but it not the patent itself doing it. A patent just doesn't allow anyone else to make and sell the product that has been patented. So no problems.
I don't think patents are endangering our future. It's just a way of saying that you came up with an idea and have rights to an idea. So many patented ideas have gone on to change the world for the better, and have become available to the mass public. No, there's no danger.