Wednesday, August 10, 2011

world of the future

Excerpt from the book Five minds for the future by Howard Gardner:

Why the shift from description to prescription? In the interconnected world in which the vast majority of human beings now live, it is not enough to state what each individual or group needs to survive on its own turf. In the long run, it is not possible for parts of the world to thrive while others remain desperately poor and deeply frustrated.  Further, the world of the future - with its ubiquitous search engines, robots, and other computational devices - will demand capacities that until now have been mere options. To meet this new world on its own terms, we should begin to cultivate those capacities now.

 - Gardner


I think the key thing for us to strive through the change or to get into the future that is evolving, is to learn to survive.  


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