My Amazon author page!!!!
I got a few great emails yesterday from a friend on the concept of what is a futurist. In the end we were being creative and started coming up with the language of futurists while stealing a little from Jeff Foxworthy. (My apologies Mr. Foxworthy but your concept of You might be a redneck really fit this conversation).
You might be a futurists if…
- You often say the word tomorrow.
- When web sites need a picture of the home of tomorrow they come to your house and take the picture.
- You are featured on the cover of Office of Tomorrow.
- People don’t ask you how you are, they ask you how you will be
Sadly our list didn’t stop here but these were my favorites especially the last one (which wasn’t mine so kudo’s on that one go to my friend I can’t share his name because he says he is in the witness protection program. I think he just doesn’t want people to know he talks to me).
The interesting thing was the concept that futurists talk to people differently than everyone else does. That you can identify them simply by the special lapel pin they wear. They speak in future terms was what my friend called it.
So I started thinking about that after I shut my computer down for the evening (and the IU game was over). What are future terms. Is it building on what is there today and peaking just over the horizon to share a concept of what could be in a very short time period? It left me with some questions about futurists.
Would a futurist have a doorbell or would they just know you would be visiting?
I get that a futurist would wear a watch (the now isn’t the future) but do they need a calendar?
Sorry about that – the questions just rattle around inside my head all day if I don’t get them out.