We may feel safer when considering life as a straight road, but the truth is, it’s a high-speed Cresta run: nobody knows what’s coming round the corner. And yet we’re building the very path we tread on.
Beatniks never saw Hippies coming. The 2015 of Back To The Future 2 had flying cars but no mobiles or internet. Novelty emerges unexpectedly, pink rabbits from Eros’s mysterious magician sleeves.
What’s in store for us this decade? Nobody really knows despite the flurry of plausible straight-path predictions. Pundits are lauded out of our need to predict and control.
What if, instead, we softened into our future with no expectations?