“Unfortunately, you are now surrounded by graduates of the Institute for Applied Delusional Sciences!” – Futurist Jim Carroll
I was on LinkedIn one day, and saw a post for a fellow who worked at something called the Institute for Applied Decisional Science. But what I saw in my mind for a moment was the “Institute for Applied Delusional Science!”
That’s it – it’s perfect – I thought! I immediately wrote it down!
The concept certainly defines one of the most unique and challenging trends of our time – the continued emergence of an increasing number of people turning their backs on the essence of science and the laws of nature. Everything is fake, and nothing is real. John Lennon was a futurist, predicting their emergence with that particular song lyric.
I suspect that they will next challenge their belief that the law is gravity is fake, by tossing their delusional selves off of a cliff somewhere. Good luck with that…
Here’s the thing though – the future direction of entire industries are being challenged, and often not in a good way – by graduates with a Masters in Delusional Science.
Doctors, who could be spending much more time in dealing with real health issues, waste enormous amounts of time in reality-counselling. Unnecessary health care crisis issues emerge because someone chooses to believe what they choose to believe, not what is actually real. Massive wasteful spending now occurs because people become sick with conditions that are entirely avoidable – the rest of us pay for their idiocy.
As someone who spends their time thinking and forecasting trends, this has been a particularly tough one to deal with, because the origin and impact of the trend often makes no sense.
I did my best, within the healthcare industry, to forecast the impact going forward in a post, “The Emerging HealthCare Reality Crisis”
Bottom line conclusion? Lots of people are going to die an early death, entirely unnecessary, because their delusional reality will get the best of them.
Science? It wins, because it’s real.