Posted by: bluesyemre | March 19, 2012

Predicting the Present

English: A clock made in Revolutionary France,...

  • I have been asked to talk about some publishing scenarios for the future. We all know the danger in this — a couple years from now, someone will find this presentation and remind me how silly some of these predictions are. On the other hand, you cannot operate a business unless you are thinking about where the world is heading, so this is a risk that comes with the territory, even if it inevitably makes you look foolish. The unfortunate truth is that it is easier to predict what the future will not look like than what it will, which perhaps explains why for every futurist, we have hordes of debunkers. 

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