One of my favorite roles at Asynchrony is “Geek Interpreter,” helping make complex topics understandable to people in diverse domains. Ironically, one of most pressing needs for clarity these days is about the impossibility of clearly seeing into the future. The problem is twofold:
- We are in the midst of an unprecedented quantum leap of change. The rate, scope and complexity of transformation across business, technology and culture is so accelerated that the changes we experience in a decade are as profound as those our great-grandparents encountered over the course of a lifetime.
- We are inundated by so much speculative prediction via social network-fueled media that our mental models of reality are enmeshed within a sticky web of fictional pseudo-futures.