Serious Wonder: Are we creating the future by predicting it?

Internet of Things , Trends , Updates

In my opinion the answer is yes and no. We are, in fact, creating the future everyday. Everything we do – all of the goals we are actively working on accomplishing – they are all contributing to our future. Simply “predicting” it by following today’s trends, however, isn’t necessarily the same thing as creating it. Granted, our perspective on the future certainly does play a part in its creation. But it’s not enough to think good thoughts and follow what everyone else is doing. One person’s actions can make a huge difference. The randomly inspired voice of the one can incite big action from the many. And the Internet is making this even more possible. Predicting the future is great because it gets us thinking about what we want to see in the future, but ultimately anything can happen.

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Gerd Leonhard


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