Future Forecasting


One of the biggest mistakes I made, was to not think and plan ahead, when I was a teen and young adult. I was impulsive and thought I had enough to be ok, in the not so distant future. I didn’t predict much of anything; instead I just flowed with life. For a while this actually felt amazing and I was enjoying life, travelling and meeting new people. Although this is a right of passage for many young people, I hadn’t planned just how I would land on my feet once responsibility and necessity started to matter. I fell flat and went through some really tough years because I didn’t think ahead. If I had only predicted the future based on the trends and patterns at the time, maybe I would have saved myself a lot of pain and anguish.

Future forecasting is a very important skill to develop as you move through time. It is normal for human beings to think ahead, especially when it comes to self- preservation. If you think there is danger ahead you might turn back, if you are on a long trip you plan your route before you set off to ensure everything runs smoothly. People definitely think ahead with investments, housing, money, careers, family and alike, but how many really consider the deeper economic and social changes lying ahead of us. Have you ever considered the field of work you are in and wondered if a robot could easily do your job? Have you considered whether machines might already be doing your job elsewhere and that maybe it is only a matter of time before you are replaced? If so have you planned for the transition? Have you ever considered your child’s education and if what they are learning will still have the same value when they are young adults? Have you considered what you are studying at university and whether the market may already be saturated with too many other professionals doing the same thing? What about normal jobs vs entrepreneurship, which option will be workable and relevant in the coming years? Where is the emerging technology and what will the implications be of this technology? If I continue to follow my current path and habits where will I be in the future, what will my life look like? What technology has been created, but is yet to become mainstream, could I set myself up to be involved or maybe a pioneer in this area? As the gap between the wealthy and poor increases what will change in the future, will crime increase, will mainstream capitalism die? If robots, machines and new programs take over many of the current jobs, how will people earn a living? Will there be a national wage? There are so many questions and things to consider in the rapidly emerging future.

The Future is coming and life is changing at a rate unprecedented prior to the last 100 years. It is important as individuals to read the signs and develop the ability to make educated predictions as to what kind of future we are heading for. It is important to look at the timing of change. As mentioned earlier, present fields of study, may almost be obsolete by the time the study has been completed. What about your pension, will it even exist by the time you reach that age? It is important, as individuals to not be complacent, to ensure you set yourself up with options, to be adaptable and to evolve and move with the times. If you stay at the forefront of change and predict shifts early, you will have developed a valuable skill. Much like a master investor, reads the signs and from bite size pieces of information may choose to move or buy stock. It almost becomes instinctive to some and they become hyper sensitive to the changes in the environment they have mastered.

It is even more relevant for Governments to acknowledge change and to make educated predictions of the future. If they do not, the implications for a country and its population may be profound. I personally believe most governments are way behind in their predictions of the future. They have tendency to simply maintain the status quo, deflect criticism and simply survive until their term has ended. It is only an opinion, but I do not think we can ignore the fact that machines are essentially filling jobs where people once existed. This will continue and the job market will hit a drought. Mainstream capitalism, if not altered to some extent, will likely result in significant job losses and a larger portion of the population falling into poverty. If this is allowed to occur one could expect, crime, mental health issues and other problems too increase. A tax system must be developed to ensure every person has an opportunity to live a decent life, but not at great expense to those who work exceptionally hard nor benefit to those who are lazy. I personally look to the Nordic system. This system is a hybrid capitalism/socialism system and appears to be working well. Scandinavian countries have recorded the highest levels of happiness and wellbeing for several years in a row and the trend continues.

I hope that this section has provided some insight and an understanding of the importance of future forecasting. Now, I may be wrong, but I interpret the signs as I see them, as should you. Educate yourself, read, learn, experience, cross-reference the information, ensure integrity, move your pieces like a master chess player and do not learn from mainstream media. Mainstream media has little integrity and will have you believing things you probably shouldn’t. Lets face it, whatever your prediction may be, it will be more accurate than the weather forecast.One of the biggest mistakes I made, was to not think and plan ahead, when I was a teen and young adult. I was impulsive and thought I had enough to be ok, in the not so distant future. I didn’t predict much of anything; instead I just flowed with life. For a while this actually felt amazing and I was enjoying life, travelling and meeting new people. Although this is a right of passage for many young people, I hadn’t planned just how I would land on my feet once responsibility and necessity started to matter. I fell flat and went through some really tough years because I didn’t think ahead. If I had only predicted the future based on the trends and patterns at the time, maybe I would have saved myself a lot of pain and anguish. Future forecasting is a very important skill to develop as you move through time. It is normal for human beings to think ahead, especially when it comes to self- preservation. If you think there is danger ahead you might turn back, if you are on a long trip you plan your route before you set off to ensure everything runs smoothly. People definitely think ahead with investments, housing, money, careers, family and alike, but how many really consider the deeper economic and social changes lying ahead of us. Have you ever considered the field of work you are in and wondered if a robot could easily do your job? Have you considered whether machines might already be doing your job elsewhere and that maybe it is only a matter of time before you are replaced? If so have you planned for the transition? Have you ever considered your child’s education and if what they are learning will still have the same value when they are young adults? Have you considered what you are studying at university and whether the market may already be saturated with too many other professionals doing the same thing? What about normal jobs vs entrepreneurship, which option will be workable and relevant in the coming years? Where is the emerging technology and what will the implications be of this technology? If I continue to follow my current path and habits where will I be in the future, what will my life look like? What technology has been created, but is yet to become mainstream, could I set myself up to be involved or maybe a pioneer in this area? As the gap between the wealthy and poor increases what will change in the future, will crime increase, will mainstream capitalism die? If robots, machines and new programs take over many of the current jobs, how will people earn a living? Will there be a national wage? There are so many questions and things to consider in the rapidly emerging future. The Future is coming and life is changing at a rate unprecedented prior to the last 100 years. It is important as individuals to read the signs and develop the ability to make educated predictions as to what kind of future we are heading for. It is important to look at the timing of change. As mentioned earlier, present fields of study, may almost be obsolete by the time the study has been completed. What about your pension, will it even exist by the time you reach that age? It is important, as individuals to not be complacent, to ensure you set yourself up with options, to be adaptable and to evolve and move with the times. If you stay at the forefront of change and predict shifts early, you will have developed a valuable skill. Much like a master investor, reads the signs and from bite size pieces of information may choose to move or buy stock. It almost becomes instinctive to some and they become hyper sensitive to the changes in the environment they have mastered. It is even more relevant for Governments to acknowledge change and to make educated predictions of the future. If they do not, the implications for a country and its population may be profound. I personally believe most governments are way behind in their predictions of the future. They have tendency to simply maintain the status quo, deflect criticism and simply survive until their term has ended. It is only an opinion, but I do not think we can ignore the fact that machines are essentially filling jobs where people once existed. This will continue and the job market will hit a drought. Mainstream capitalism, if not altered to some extent, will likely result in significant job losses and a larger portion of the population falling into poverty. If this is allowed to occur one could expect, crime, mental health issues and other problems too increase. A tax system must be developed to ensure every person has an opportunity to live a decent life, but not at great expense to those who work exceptionally hard nor benefit to those who are lazy. I personally look to the Nordic system. This system is a hybrid capitalism/socialism system and appears to be working well. Scandinavian countries have recorded the highest levels of happiness and wellbeing for several years in a row and the trend continues. I hope that this section has provided some insight and an understanding of the importance of future forecasting. Now, I may be wrong, but I interpret the signs as I see them, as should you. Educate yourself, read, learn, experience, cross-reference the information, ensure integrity, move your pieces like a master chess player and do not learn from mainstream media. Mainstream media has little integrity and will have you believing things you probably shouldn’t. Start forecasting today.

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