Four little predictions (which, like most predictions, are actually more about what is happening now). Agree or disagree?
The future is …
Digital Commodity and Physical Luxury
- Be digital because you have no choice, not because there’s necessarily opportunity there.
- Make and sell beautiful things if you want both meaning and money.
In-Person Socializing and Virtual Business
- Live near your friends and loved ones, and spend a lot of time with them.
- Live far from your co-workers, and spend as little time with them as possible.
Meaningful Work for Fortunate People
- Don’t try to find meaning in work, find work in meaning.
- Unless you’re not part of a privileged class. Then just try to find work.
The Second Episode of the First Series of “Black Mirror”
- Haven’t seen it? Watch it. It’s called “Fifteen Million Merits.”
- Much of it seems not just possible, but probable. And not in a long-way-away kind of probable, but an I-hope-I-don’t-live-long-enough-but-probably-will kind of probable.