“Predictions are preposterous.”–Jackie Mason
“The Best way to predict the future is to invent it.”–Alan Kay
“I don’t try to describe the future; I try to prevent it.”–Ray Bradbury
Most predictions are indeed preposterous. So why would I become a futurist in my old age? The object is not to predict the future, but it could be to invent it (per Alan Kay) or prevent it (per Ray Bradbury). At any rate, as futile as it may seem, I predict that the next stage of my life will be highly focused on the future (as I said in a previous post, 65 is the new 45 and I need a renewed direction in life.). I also predict that my next post will create a new feature–called Seeking Delphi–and with it a second blog. And a very plausible scenario also includes a podcast. You can predict some things, though what I ultimately will do is not usually one of them. Stay tuned….