“The future is right over there. What decisions will you make today to make sure that when you get there, you will maximize the opportunity that it presents?” -#Futurist Jim Carroll
Too many people make too many excuses for where they end up, and blame ‘circumstances’ rather than themselves. That’s particularly true when it comes to the future and the trends which will take us there.Many of the trends that I speak about on stage are blindingly obvious. Take the gamification of society for example – Fortnite is now sweeping the gaming word. To say it is hot is an understatement! I joked in a Tweet the other day that 10 years ago I might have complained my 13 year old son was playing too many games; the other night I felt a touch of pride and a small thrill as he and his team of fellow 20-somethings won, for their first time, a Battle Royale! Awesome!
The thing is, gaming will have a big impact on the economy and trends in the future. This generation will redefine entire industries based on gaming concepts – moving up a level, instant rewards, fast, collaborative teamwork and morel That’s a major trend, and I’ve talked about it on stages for CEO’s worldwide.
Back to the quote: if you know the trends that are coming at you, and how the world around you will chagne, are you doing enough today to align yourself to those trends? Clearly the gaming generation will have a big impact on our society and future going forward – some good, some bad. It’s best to do the things to align yourself to the trend to find the good, and minimize the bad. As with anything else in your day to day life!