Skip to comments.I Was a Futurist, Until I Realized There May Not Be a Future
Posted on 06/05/2015 9:16:45 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
The clock has run out on the climate change debate. It's time for predictions to give way to radical action.
For most of my career, I've been a trend spotter, sometimes referred to as a futurist. I've divined trends for companies seeking to innovate; anticipated consumer appetites; and kept pioneering brands ahead of the pack. My work has been a passion, a calling, never just a job. So, it was fundamentally disorienting when I realized recently, I'd lost my feeling for the future.
Gradually, over a period of I don't know how long -- months? -- my usually strong connection with intuition was lost. Something was impeding my inner vision. It happens to writers, I thought, why not futurists? I was blocked. I went about my work mechanically and began to fear I might be losing my touch. Then one day, a fortuitous meeting with a friend brought resolution.
I met Daniel, a writer, for tea at a downtown café to discuss his current work-in-progress: a spiritual perspective on climate change and the unfolding of an ecological mega-crisis. I'd been a fan of his work for years and was curious to hear how he was approaching this critical topic.
For my part, I'd been following climate-related news and had what I'd thought was a healthy concern -- strong enough to impact consumption patterns for my family and influence my political choices. But, mainstream media (even the liberal media I favor) had done me a disservice. By focusing more on the debate around climate issues rather than the details of its reality, I'd come to think I was on the right side of history simply for believing it was true. I could roll my eyes at those ignorant "climate deniers"(continued)
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I am overwhelmed by his humility.
They run it now.
I am overwhelmed by his insanity.
“She” is a buzz marketer who hops around from firm to firm faster than hookers move from trick to trick.
The writer is not funny-crazy - she’s evil- crazy. She intends to kill millions of people by joining others who intend the same thing. This article is her announcement of that intention.
So Faith Popcorn without that gravitas?
I was an American until I realized we live in Fantasyland.
awwwwwwwwwww poor thing, OH NOES climate Change, hey if he thinks there is no future he should do the right thing and off himself, preferably now
Oh that thing is a woman, my bad
She wishes she had that influence. And those Nancy Pelosi looks.
I know, right?
There, I fixed it.
How does she plan on confiscating all those weapons?
Chicken Little drama queen award.
The ice age that killed off the dinosaurs was not caused by the dinosaurs or man.
Man is not killing the climate now.
BTW, we ARE facing a mass extinction bigger than the toll of all the wars in the 20th century. The numbers dead from abortion alone put us there. Add in those who's conception was halted by The Pill and the tally is hundreds of millions (possibly billions). And that IS a man-made act.
Over a hundred million dead from Communism as well. Another man-made act.
So now pagan prophecy is the basis for industrial reforms? What happened to the separation of church and state?
Some people are sick and tired of waiting for the world to end, in a way that would validate their paranoia, and allow them to loudly gloat at the doubters.
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