Tomorrow Project Anthology: Imagining the Future and Building It
There is a way for us to change the future for the better. We can change the future by changing the story we tell ourselves about the future that we are going to live in. If we want to imagine a better future and then build it then we need to change the story we are telling ourselves about the future we want to live in. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t talk about futures we want to avoid. Sometimes these concerns are more important than identifying the future we want to live in. But, regardless, we need to change the narrative and change how we have conversations about those narratives.
‘science and technology have progressed to the point where what we build is only constrained by the limits of our own imaginations.’ – Justin Rattner, Intel CTO
This quote gives me goose bumps. It makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Over the last year I’ve spoken all over the world and presented Justin’s quote to tens of thousands of people. I call it my geek test. If you are a geek, when you read this quote you get chills. I’ve even heard some people in the audience give a quick intake of breath when they read it. It’s a big deal.