Future Friday: We shape our destiny

Thinking of the future is not hard to do. We do it all the time, we plan marriages, we imagine children growing up, some of us plan for our retirements. In fact good financial planners are futurists, you can be too. It is a matter of constructing the story of your life, your job, your company. It is understanding the various variables that may impact or alter that story and thinking about how to craft your story to try to get to the ending you would like to see. That is what futuring is about, it is helping create the desired outcome.  This very short video of MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson has him saying “Technology doesn’t drive our destiny, we shape our destiny.” We chose how we react to things and our reactions determine our outcomes. The 51 second video says it better than I can. What choice will you make about your future?

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