The value of futuristic thinking. – SCN Encourager

Take a close look at the headline above.

Screen Shot 2014-03-20 at 4.52.12 PMFuturist David Zach believes the “.” should be replaced with a “? 

Remember when I wrote about him and futuristic thinking last week?

Well, you might’ve forgotten.

Zach didn’t.

In fact, he sent me several Direct Messages on Twitter later in the day that are still challenging my thinking as we head into a new weekend.

It’s not like I’m not used to having my thinking challenged.

Cindy and our daughters have been challenging my thinking since… well, forever.

But receiving some thought-provoking pings from Zach on my iPhone was a fun new experience.

Here are the five observations he sent me.

Whatcha’ think?

Old books.• We can be too futuristic.

• Historic might be more valuable.

• As G.K. Chesterton asked in the early 1900’s, “Why are school policies so often younger than the children?”

• If we believe that the future is just about change, then it means we have learned nothing.

• What endures is often more futuristic than the next brief change.

As Zach and I corresponded briefly back-and-forth, he indicated his willingness to keep the conversation going with us… somehow, someway.

So I’m going to explore the possibilities.

You don’t think I’m going to do all of this heavy-duty thinking all by myself do you?!? 


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