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10 Reasons Why I Still Believe In The Future

This is a really hard post to write. As much of the world reels with  the early stages of the seven stages of election grief, I think its important to think about the realities of the future.

Here’s a slide I used on stage one time, talking about the challenges people have with shock elections:


Lots of people are struggling today, and are on various places on the curve.

As a futurist, here’s what I know. I expect I will be writing and speaking about these issues a lot more in the future. For now, lets leave it at this:

  1. Science still exponentiates
  2. Knowledge still accelerates
  3. The global idea machine still reverberates
  4. Big thinkers still think of how to solve big challenges
  5. Hyper-connectivity still provides for a reimagined future
  6. Inventors still invent
  7. Dreamers still dream
  8. Innovators still innovate
  9. Doers still do
  10. Teachers still teach
  11. Change agents can still effect positive change
  12. Optimism can always overcome pessimism
  13. No barrier to the future is insurmountable with the right determination
  14. At the end of the day, the majority of people are still decent

I started working on a list of 10 things.

I got to 14.

Let’s take that as a good sign.

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