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Old May 4, 2022, 04:12 PM
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Default Every generation has its seer.

MegaTrends. John Naisbitt made a fortune.

Futurist Faith Pocporn, another fortune made. $566,000 paid by US Postal Service to see their future. True.

MODERN day Nostradmus types still exist, hauling down some nifty nickels and dimes and some very shiny silver dollars too.

Robin Hanson, which you probably know and like Dien.

And scores of other futurists, now AI and data based and a whole mainstream of predictable future outcomes...and this doesn't even

scratch the surface of Astrologers, Psychics, Alien mind downloads...

And lets not forget HOLLYWOOD, a long time user of futurists work to scare the bejeebers out of us. Some even think HOLLYWOOD movies are being used to prep us for coming future events.

Now, why I don't do the stock market is a mystery (well, I don't liked rigged games, even if I win).

But you are right, wanting to know the future, with some degree of certainty, is comforting for millions of folks.

As a long time futurist, and here alone are 20+ years of future predictions, with an amazing 99.8% won't be long until the USPS knocks on my door to have me tell them their future....

is pretty dim.

That will be half a mil please USPS.

Thanks Dien.


Originally Posted by Dien Rice View Post
We're living in some pretty stressful times...

With stresses related to infectious disease, inflation, broken supply chains, war...

In times like these, people feel very uncertain about things...

So... the future "prediction" business tends to do well...

These can range from analytical and trends-based predictions... to the more "mystical" kind...

...but the real "product" people are wanting is... certainty...

Just thought I'd throw that out there!

Best wishes,

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