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One Past, Many Futures

Alane Wilson makes a good point on the It’s All Good blog from OCLC.
My CEO, Pat Sommers, is fond of quoting Alan Kay’s “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” True.
Alane built on that by pointing out that we all look to the past to predict the future. And the easy part is that there is only one past. Simple to learn and simple to write with simple spin and interpretation providing color.
That might lead us to think to think that there is only one possible future! Not true. At any moment, at any point we can start a new arc to the future. Any scenario is possible, many of the variables are in our control and toolbox. We are not helpless or driven by fate.
Cool.
Stephen

Posted on: February 21, 2006, 12:47 pm Category: Uncategorized

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