Tagged: future

Are we on the road to ruin?

In this article, I use James Rickards’ book The Road to Ruin as a starting point for talking about predicting “The Future” (singular, rather than plural), “X risks” (or “existential” risks), and the challenges of trying to predict “worldwide financial meltdowns” (whatever that actually means).

Planning for a changing future

When we plan for the future, it’s easy to think that we’re planning for a future that’s similar to the present. But think about how much the world has changed in your own lifetime. Or in the past 50 or 100 years. What will happen in the next 20 or 50 years? This is the context in which we need to plan our long-term future.

Certainty and confidence

Human beings are attracted to certainty. We prefer a sure thing than a 99% likelihood. We respond to people who are certain – people who are often wrong and never in doubt. The challenge...

Time travel movies and books

Fiction that plays with time seems to stick with me. Whether this is because it appeals to my tendency to think of the future in pluralistic terms or not, I’m not sure. All I...

Planning for multiple futures

Apple recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of the announcement of the iPhone.  The iPhone, and smart phones as we know them, are now so pervasive and central to the lives of so many that...