Things we know for sure

Here’s a book some folks may be interested in (if you liked Future Minds or Alone Together you may like this…). The Tyranny of Email: The Four Thousand Year Journey to Your Inbox by John Freeman

BTW, just been thinking about a new presentation, possibly segmenting it along the lines of things we know for sure, things we think we know and things we haven’t got a clue about. The only problem is that once you move beyond some basic laws of science there seems to be very little we’re 100% sure about. For example, population trends are usually fairly accurate, even decades into the future, but even the UN recently had to admit that they misjudged fertility rates in Africa and may have got their projections out to 2050 and beyond serious wrong.

So, dear reader…

1. What do we know for sure?
2. What are we fairly confident about looking forward 10-20 years?
3. What remains highly uncertain in the medium to longer term?

Answers on a postcard please…

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