Futurists

Well I thought that I spoke fast but you should see this guy in action. If you click on this link you’ll see an ABC show in Australia about the future of the future. Fast forward to 32 minutes or click on the bit on the far right that says Will We Be Gods?

Two thoughts. The first is that futurists seem to segment. There’s the young lot (under 35) who are relentlessly optimistic. The future is very fast and full of batteries. The second lot (50 or 60+) tend to be pessimistic. It’s the end of the world, or at least things used to be much better when they were under 35.

The trick, it seems to me, is to be somewhere in the middle. Personally I’m rather pessimistic about the next 18-months, but hugely optimistic about life from about 2015 onwards. “Just keep swimming” as the fish says in the movie Finding Nemo.

PS. Technology making religion obsolete in the future? I don’t think so.

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