May 9, 2008

No Idea

I was watching the TEDtalk with Sir Ken Robinson for the 5th time the other day – Ken is brilliant, hilarious, charming, thought provoking and simply excellent.

He covers a lot of gound in 20 minutes but I did want to mention one prediction – of many – he cites in the talk and that is none of us have a clue what the future holds.

There are more people today in schools, science labs, computer firms, game developing corporations than in any other time in history. We have brilliance all around us but no matter how big the I.Q., no one has a clue one about the future.

Being in media for so long, my colleagues and I often feel we’re the smarty pants who know the next trend, fad, rush, thing. Ken has confirmed, we don’t and you don’t.

Scary? Perhaps. Exciting? That’s more like it!

Since we’re all making predictions and we’re all guessing, I’ll make one...

What’s coming next is not one thing, trend, fad, website, gadget. There is no “new black”, 40 is not the new 30, it’s all true and it’s all untrue. It’s what you want it to be.

That’s the beauty of life.


TED Conference: Sir Ken Robinson

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