Relatively few people spend a great deal of time trying to envision the future, but the efforts of the few who do (futurists) can be useful to understand the options available. In this short blog post by Thomas Frey titled Eight Critical Value Points of a Futurist he enumerates these points:
- Altered Thinking
- Unique Perspective
- Evidence of Change
- Connecting the Dots
- Find Your Future Competitive Advantage
- Take Control of Change before the Changes Take Control of You
- The Future is Where Our Children Live
- Every Avalanche begins with the Movement of a Single Snowflake
A futurist forecasts what will happen to some level probability. By doing this they improve our understanding of what the future may hold, allowing us to improve the likelihood that we can adjust course and take maximum advantage.
That is part of what this blog is trying to do – since I am asked quite often “Why do you blog?” Since I have ideas along these lines every day, I tend to blog every day.
This week I am headed to the MIT Center for Digital Business for their annual research review. So that might interfere me getting posts out this week, but I am sure it will fill me with ideas about the future.