Is it about inspiration, is it about knowledge or is it about both jointly?
To this end Dr. Bernie Siegel, MD: “I’m always saying that knowledge isn’t power if you don’t have inspiration.” 
What can we do instead of what can we stomach and mind?
Dandridge M. Cole: “We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it.” 
How does one connect today with future?
“My Colleagues at the Long Foundation have helped me see the surprising connections between today and the deep future.” 
During the Cold War times, there is an invaluable thought about the moment’s zeitgeist.
President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “Despite the striking fact that most of the scientists that the world has ever known are alive and working today, despite the fact that this Nation’s own scientific manpower is doubling every 12 years in a rate of growth more than three times that of our population as a whole, despite that, the vast stretches of the unknown and the unanswered and the unfinished still far outstrip our collective comprehension.” 
“Past Versus Now Caparison” now available in slides is a good graphic perspective of the impact of change. 
The Chairman and CEO of the Juran Institute, A. Blantow Godfrey, in 1995 indicated to this end: “What we know today is far greater than what we knew a few years ago.” 
What kind of a keel does a vessel need to explore the unexplored with the unthinkable thinking perspective?
“At the beginning of this book I used river rafting as an analogy for the future. But perhaps sailing is a better metaphor.” 
How early your punctuality must be?
M.El Banna: “The only way you can see the future is if you're ahead of your own time.” 
Are we lacking what type of understanding?
Dr. Gargosian: “We are walking toward the edge of a cliff—blindfolded…Our ability to understand the potential for future abrupt changes in climate is limited by our lack of understanding of the processes that control them.” 
There is an important scientific truism to bear in mind at any cost. It ensues, “everything is related to everything else.”
Through absolute cognition and scientific methodology application, How does one identify the driving forces of underneath that will re-shape it all?
“This is not fortune-telling. This is not crystal-ball gazing. This is merely describing future implications of something that has already happened.” 
Will we ever understand that what really doesn’t exist at all is the PRESENT — so called? And that what we call PRESENT is a brief interim from and by the FUTURE?
Andrei Linde: “It was never easy to look into the future, but it is possible and we should not miss our chance.” 
Some of the problems we have might be explicated here. Ensuing:
Mrs. Manley (1663 — 1724) — English novelist and playwright: “No time like the present.”  The only problem, Mrs. Manley, is that your beloved “present” is beyond impermanent.
Rehearsing into authentic own omniscience-based bliss?
The undersigned and the present material’s author: “Within all genuineness, rehearse and practice who you want to be and what you want to be in execution.” 
Where is our north’s domicile?
Jean-Marie Guyau: “The future is not what is coming at us, but what we are headed for.” 
The future, the West, Europe and the ensuing perspective.
Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoi (1828 — 1910): “I am convinced that the history of so-called scientific work in our famous centuries of European civilization will, in a couple of hundred years, represent an inexhaustible source of laughter and sorrow for future generations. The learned men of the small western part of our European continent lived for several centuries under the illusion that the eternal blessed life was the West’s future. They were interested in the problem of when and where this blessed life would come. But they never thought of how they were going to make their life better.” 
A perspective that might prove helpful somewhat now:
Horace Mann (1796 — 1859) — American educationist: “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.” 
Success comes along with tons and tons of smart and smarter work!
Gifford Pinchot: “The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.” 
When evolution gets radicalized in applied science, a so-called breakthrough takes place. Hence, Einstein makes the case now.
Albert Einstein: “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity … We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” 
If every one of the seven continents have been discovered, Is there anyone missing yet? What about a continent — not yet known — that is lightly covered by the sea oceans, but with the global climate crisis might appear? I just wonder!
“This bridge to the future will enable those who dare to make the journey from this century to the next … and beyond.” 
The quotation about Physics, History, Education, Mathematics and the Future.
“The future of Thought, and therefore of History, lies in the hands of the physicists, and … the future historian must seek his education in the world of mathematical physics. A new generation must be brought up to think by new methods, and if our historical departments in the Universities cannot enter this next phase, the physical departments will have to assume this task alone.” 
In understanding at least the complexities embedded in the Universe, there is an Englishman with a great perspective. His quote ensues:
G.K. Chesterton (1874 — 1936), Essayist, Novelist, and Poet: “The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite. Life is not an illogicality; yet is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden, its wildness lies in wait.” 
What are intelligence and the brain’ and genome’s projected mind good for?
R. W. Young: “Intelligence is that faculty of mind by which order is perceived in a situation previously considered disordered.” 
In making the case against the so-called “power of simplicity” and countering the existence of complexity, chiefly in an age bathed of enormous complexities, there are two prominent minds to quote.
In one instance, Dr. Albert Einstein points out: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”  In supporting this motion further, Dr. Aubrey de Grey establishes: “To solve a very complicated problem, you generally need a fairly complicated solution [in advance].” 
In the mean time, zillions and jillions will insist many times over that tackling complexities are needless, especially when doing easy “stuff” is ubiquitously fun and available. Then, Dr. Bertrand Russell will be gravely forewarning them of his famous sentence: “I know of more people who'd rather die than think.”
Regarding people into imprudence, ignorance and not making reasonable decisions, Where can we get additional underpinnings?
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 — 16 April 1828): “The sleep of reason produces monsters.” 
Does age become a liability in showing the futuristic lights of modernity and TRUE justice indeed?
Mae Wets: “You’re never too old to become younger.” 
Most people think that this is the “knowledge society” or the “knowledge economy” because they can do “networking” — so-called — (whether fruitful or not) over the web and above the face of Earth via a technological platform termed the Internet. Look at the following take by Noel M. Tichy:
“We have made the case throughout this book, and most people agree, that in the new ‘knowledge economy’ the key to winning is maximizing human capital. Ideas and knowledge have replaced physical goods as the most valued commodities in the global marketplace. Consequently, brains, energy and talent — human capital — are the primary source of value creation. But while many people and organizations grasp the concept, few have figured out how to really utilize the talents and knowledge of everyone in the company, especially the younger members of the company.” 
From mysticism to science, the future and an interesting quotation.
Rosario M. Levins: “Mythical thought is not pre-scientific; rather it anticipates the future state of being a science in that its past movement and its present direction are always in the same sense.” 
Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 — November 24 or November 25, 1958) was an American inventor and the holder of 140 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research for General Motors for 27 years from 1920 to 1947. He had a solid quotation about the future: “The future is where I expect to spend the rest of my life.” 
The quotation on analytics, science and future. Ensuing:
Charles Babbage (1792 — 1871): “The whole of the developments and operations of analysis are now capable of being executed by machinery … As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessary guide the future course of science.” 
One of America’ and the world’s greatest and most rigorous intellect with a perspective embedded in the future. He, Mr. Henry Buckminster Fuller, successfully tackles a continuously and increasingly puzzling problem. As follows:
Richard Buckminster Fuller reminds us of the following: “Either war is obsolete, or men are.” 
Speaking seriously as I do in the entirety of this textbook, some scientific research preliminary yet unconfirmed outcomes and findings seem to suggest that the future rules the present. The German philosopher Nietzsche has his own lucid position. “It’s our future that lays down the law of our today.” 
The quotation about the study, the past and the future.
Stuart A. Copans: “Study the past if you would divine the future.” 
The quotation abut foretelling: Unknown: “Declare the past, diagnose the present, [and] foretell the future.” 
By unknown author: “The future belongs to science and to those who make friends with science.” 
By unknown author this quotation is about the atom, uncertainty, science and the future. Following: “…bodies in the universe and those of the lightest atom; to it nothing would be uncertain, and the future as the past would be present to its eyes.” 
The Prometheus Bound quotation.
Aeschylus (453 BC):
“Prometheus: My mother …
foretold me, that not brute strength
Not violence, but cunning must give victory
To the rulers of the future.” 
What to learn about what has happened?
By unknown author: “It is bad enough to know the past; it would be intolerable to know the future.” 
Elliot on the present and the past.
T. S. Elliot (1888 — 1965):
“Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.” 
The past, the future and the interlude that connects both.
Eugene O’Neill (1888 — 1953): “The only living life is in the past and future … the present is an interlude … strange interlude in which we call on past and future to bear witness we are living.” 
Bismarck and his lack of faith on the future.
A. J. P. Taylor (1906 — 1990): “Bismarck was a political genius of the highest rank, but he lacked one essential quality of the constructive statesman: he had no faith in the future.” 
God, the nineteenth and twenty centuries, as well as the future.
Max Frisch (1911 — 1991): “In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. In the nineteenth century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the twentieth century it means schizoid self-alienation. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.” 
Who does the future belong to?
Pierre Trudeau (1919 — 2000): “The twentieth century really belongs to those who will build it. The future can be promised to no one.” 
Foreseeing the Future out of the Fossilized Past?
Edmund Burke (1729 — 1797): “You can never plan the future by the past.” 
It’s advantageous to understand what a prominent 120-year-old corporation such as GE is now considering.
This quote is attributed to GE’s current CEO, Jeff Immelt: “I have to lead for tomorrow’s world.”
Question: How is the future manufactured?
Reply by Prof. Gary Hamel, PhD: “The future is the creation of millions of independent economic actors.” 
In speaking of change and social systems’ reactions, it is wise to listen to Ralph Waldo Emerson: “There are always two parties — the party of the past and the party of the future, the establishment and the movement.”  As per the Oxford Dictionary, The Establishment refers to: “…social group exercising authority or influence, and generally seeking to resist change.” 
We cannot solve problems planted in the past. But we can solve problems to come (in the future). Ergo, former U.S. president Roosevelt makes a great appeal.
Theodore Roosevelt: “All the resources we need are in the mind.” 
A take regarding time progression and retrogression, Sir James Jeans establishes:
Sir James Jeans — English Astronomer, physicist, and mathematician — (1877 — 1946) : “Taking a very gloomy view of the future of the human race, let us suppose that it can only expect to survive for two thousand million years longer, a period about equal to the past age of the earth. Then, regarded as a being destined to live for three score-years and then humanity, although it has been born in a house seventy years old, is itself three days old.” 
It is indispensable to create whatever future you conceive by and for yourself. Is there a better tool than your most cultivated and prepared mind thinking in unthinkables? Please quit now that foolish intuitiveness à la (the pre-“Cro-Magnon”) Savannah thinking, since this is a different temporal locus for certain. See Emerson’s take:
Ralph Waldo Emerson writes: “Man hopes; Genius creates.” 
In order to work for the matters that make us hope, we must bluntly face the matters that besiege our own existence, the ones elicited by us and the ones elicited by the people that we don’t even like. Dr. Knowles, a connoted American and greatly regarded into adult education, has a lucid position that can serve us as a starting point. Following:
Dr. Malcolm Knowles PhD addresses ignoramuses (also known as simpleton) of supine ignorance: “The greatest danger for the survival of the present civilization is neither atomic war, nor environmental pollution, nor the exploitation of natural resources, and nor present crises. The underlying cause to all of the above is the acceleration of man’s obsolescence … The only hope seems to be an electroshock program to re-instill to the present adults the competencies required to function adequately under a mode of perpetual change. This is a profound need — the immeasurable challenge — that is presented by the modern society to adult education.” 
The Disraeli’s wise take:
Benjamin Disraeli — British Prime Minister — (1804 — 1881): “Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.” 
Former Federal Supreme Court Justice Sandra O’Connor gave a brief interview in 2009. She is mobilized into telling people that children and youngsters must be taught both (a) Civics and (b) History.
Clearly, having seen so much mistaken people led to grave imprisonment sentences, O’Connor indicates that many of the people did not understand the basics about (1) living civilly in society, (2) respecting the mandates of the “Law Of The Land,” and (3) understanding where society and, in her case, the U.S. comes from (through systematic study of history) to comprehend where are we likely to go or not.
On education and to this end, Dr. Skinner made an important point.
Dr. Burrhus Frederic Skinner PhD, “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” 
Fromm makes a point that supplements, to some extent, Knowles’ and Skinner’s point of view:
Erich Fromm — American philosopher and physiologist — (1900 — 1980): “In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. In the nineteenth century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the twentieth century it means schizoid self-alienation. The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.” 
What is the inner-workings of time as per Orwell? Ensuing:
George Orwell (1903 — 1950): “Who controls the future; who controls the present controls the past … If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.” 
Question: Is this is a mistake universally made by the great majority? Meaning:
Edmund Burke (1729 — 1797): “You can never plan the future by the past.” 
What are we expecting?
Horace (65 — 8 BC): “While we’re talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, but no trust in the future … The year and the hour which rob us of the fair day warn us not to hope for things to last for ever.” 
How can we state the bond between the future and past:
Eugene O’Neill (1888 — 1953): “The only living life is in the past and future … the present is an interlude … strange interlude in which we call on past and future to bear witness we are living.” 
Elliot further adds creativity to understanding time:
T.S. Elliot — Thomas Stearns Elliot — (1888 — 1965):
“Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.” 
We see a host of manufacturers of all types of products, including automakers and their cars. In great many cases and as people have been concerning about being so-called “global winners” in their respective industries, they were adding to their products more and more features. Features equate with “increased complexities.”
That is, they were adding great complexity while defying that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Evidently, you can add every thinkable and unthinkable “complexity” to your products, as long as you greatly upgrade the scrutinizing vista of the entirety of the systems and the dynamic interactions among (i) hardware (amplest meaning), (ii) software (amplest meaning), and (iii) humans themselves (both the ones represented by the manufacturers as well as those being end users).
Since you cannot use the same knowledge repository in making the features-adding-to-your-products effort, you’d better pay attention to Einstein’s wise words.
Albert Einstein: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” 
In the seventeenth century Milton made a point that in my opinion is valid today. In arguing to free technology, capable of great good but also of great evil, John Milton (1644) expressed majestic confidence in our ability to prevail: “Lords and Commons of England, consider what Nation it is whereof we are, and whereof ye are the governors: a Nation not slow and dull, but of quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to.”  This has been the point of view of an Englishman about England.
Nicholas von Hoffman — an American's view on England elicited to other Americans and author of the book “A Devil’s Dictionary of Business” (2005), ISBN 1-56025-712-1 — indicated: “England ... the land whence American business sprang, a fact that may come as news to Americans, who believed that everything good and worthwhile has its origins in the United States. The foundations of English business practices go back to late-medieval Italy and sixteenth-century Holland, but they had taken on distinctive forms of their own by the time the London stock market opened in 1690. Thenceforth, if not earlier, North American business copied the English, particularly as English businessmen put steam technology to work to foment the Industrial Revolution. Not only did England lead the world with the invention of such trifles as the railroad, but the great early nineteenth-century American advances in canal and railroad building were paid for by English investors.” 
Was Thomas Jefferson America’s first futurist? He proclaimed:
Thomas Jefferson: “I prefer the stories of the future than history.” 
Speaking of not changing the current state of affairs, Dr. Kissinger, especially addressed for people how to approach this maxim: “first, foremost: never do not harm,” (mostly taken from the Latin sentence: “Primum non nocere”) by stating:
Dr. Henry Kissinger addresses: “An ignored issue is an invitation to a problem.” 
Former U.K. Prime Minister Churchill is incontrovertibly considered by many one of the greatest political intellects. He had a great position on the future, stating:
Sir Winston Churchill: “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” 
There are many fallacies and ill-conceived assumptions and outdated conventions ─ plus socially-engineered and otherwise misconceptions ─ that even smart people hold dearly without subjecting said fallacies and assumptions to great testing to attempt to disprove them to gain further insight and mental acuity of what holds true and what doesn’t.
Whose cherished beliefs are folly?
Antonio Machado: “The eye is not an eye because you see it. The eye is an eye because it sees you.” 
After the insight by Machado, there is additional thoughtfulness along these lines:
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Seeing through the eyes of applied science (and actionable omniscience) is, in my view, the optimum mode and here lies further food for thought:
Bernard d'Espagnat: “Even if the Universe is a little myopic is true that, more than others, MEN OF SCIENCE ARE ITS EYES.” 
Drucker was blamed often of self-praising himself about his capability of foretelling the future. This is his take on it:
Peter Drucker: “Things that have already happened but whose consequences have not been realized [because they were not imagined, considered, scrutinized or envisioned by disciplined foresight and far-sight extending and expanding both sides of the human brain] … Don’t confuse movement with progress.” 
In a 2009 interview to Charlie Rose Show, Nobel laureate Dr. James D. Watson, PhD: “Science gives society a great sense of decisive freedom.” 
There has never been a greater importance to the most sophisticated education, especially to science, math, and engineering (and most of the times, the three of them simultaneously). The ensuing quotation accordingly goes:
Arthur C. Clarke: “We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 — and half of the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?” 
Regardless of how difficult, every responsible adult must assume the difficulties of the present realities. Then, s/he can establish a plan of action to work through those realities to overcome those realities. Khan offers important insight now.
Otto Herman Khan: “Clearly, the first task is to gain acceptance of a more reasonable view of the future, one that opens possibilities rather than forecloses them.” 
Time and action are invaluable resources. Verify the ensuing quotation:
General Francisco de Miranda: “Time is the context by means of which action is delivered.” 
Unthinkable thinking will increasingly prove itself the most sensible decision. The greatest in-commonality to the commonsensical commons.
What is lying ahead?
Oscar Wilde: “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”
To be capitalistic in general requires having a good “relationship” with machines and even increasingly sophisticated automation. By every account, Mrs. Katharine Hepburn is a great democratic and civilized person and never a prominent activist of anything else but the center, made a wonderful claim. As follows:
Mrs. Katharine Hepburn: “Nature … is what we are put in this world to rise above.” 
Daring circumstances are for the tough-minded, resilient, resolved, as well as for those who combine boldness with prudence.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox: “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent, hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”
How do freedom, security, safety, reliability, reason coalesce and intertwine?
Sir Karl Popper: “We must plan for freedom, and not only for security [and safety and reliability], if for no other reason than that only [exceedingly educated] freedom can make security secure [and safety safe and reliability reliable].” 
If one does not about a subject matter, What should he or her do?
An Air Force Colonel who repeated it frequently... “It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool that open your mouth and remove any doubt.”
Before challenging situations, don’t rule it out or oversimplify it without first trying to research those situations and begin asking both silly and exuberant questions lavishly.
In second-guessing responsibly the future, not to foretell but to make mental options for omni-mode preparedness to avoid being strategically surprised, I recommend the following:
Alan Turing (1950): “We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”
Many were complaining about the uniqueness of the ideas and reflections by some people with profound analytic abilities. Those complains were aired to a colonel who listened up and kept silence. UNTIL THE U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL ANSWERED BACK AND WHO REPEATED IT FREQUENTLY: “It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool that open your mouth and remove any doubt.”
THE FUTURE AND THE TECHNOLOGICAL SINGULARITY AS PER RAY KURZWEIL, PH.D.
From Boston and dated June 02, 2010 I received an e-mail with an invitation to a documentary film on the future, the technological singularity, to be developed by Dr. Ray Kurzweil, PhD.
Inventor Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading futurists, with a 20 year track record of accurate predictions. Called the “restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.”
Inventor of the first CCD flat bed scanner and many other firsts, Kurzweil is an inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and recipient of the National Medal of Technology, the Lemelson-MIT Prize (the world’s largest for innovation), and 19 honorary doctorates and awards from three U.S. presidents.
In the message contained in that e-mail it is indicated:
Beginning of citation as per the invitation via e-mail on “The Singularity is Near” film.
“In The Singularity Is Near and Chairman of the Singularity University (supported by NASA and Google and operated on NASA Ames Research Campus) predicts that with the ever-accelerating rate of technological change, humanity is fast approaching an era in which our intelligence will become trillions of times more powerful and increasingly merged with computers. This will be the dawning of a new civilization, enabling us to transcend our biological limitations. In Kurzweil’s post-biological world, boundaries blur between human and machine, real and virtual. Human aging and illness are reversed, world hunger and poverty are solved, and we cure death. He maintains a radically optimistic view of the future course of human development while acknowledging profound new dangers.”
“According to Bill Gates, ‘Kurzweil is the best person I know at predicting the future,’... “Kurzweil envisions a future in which information technologies have advanced so far and fast that they enable humanity to transcend its biological limitations — transforming our lives in ways we can’t yet imagine.”
“Kurzweil, through his extensive works (including in his the feature-length documentary film), examines the social and philosophical implications of these profound changes and the potential threats they pose to human civilization in dialogues with big thinkers, including former White House counter-terrorism chief Richard A. Clarke; technologists Bill Joy, Mitch Kapor, Marvin Minsky, Eric Drexler, Sherry Turkle and Cynthia Breazeal; Future Shock author Alvin Toffler; civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz; venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and environmentalist Bill McKibben.”
Final citation of as per the invitation via e-mail on “The Singularity is Near” film.
WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW? HOW MANY “NOWS” ARE THERE? ARE THOSE “NOWS” STILL RELEVANT?
Swift and swirling change, peril, complexity, and newness do not function alone. They are deeply inter-meshed, interactive, and transforming, as well as transformational. Using the genetic and biological parlance, you’d better believe that this a multi-fold epoch, evermore unfolding, in which mutations and transmutations are taking place across the board, not just in the chemist’s laboratory.
When speaking about “FUTURE” as the undersigned is speaking about change, there is included positive change and negative change. However, the emphasis is to underpin the upside changes and to cripple the downside changes.
From 1999 to 2006, we can cite several points of inflections  in the dynamics of changed changes:
(1) The ‘Millennium Bug’
(2) Terrorist attacks in the United States (11 September 2001), in Madrid (March 2004), in London (7 July 2005) and in Mumbai (July 2006)
(3) The Buncefield industrial disaster (December 2005)
(4) Hurricanes Katrina and Rita during the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season
(5) The wide-area East Cost U.S., London and European power outages in 2003
(6) The SARS communicable disease outbreak in 2003
You can open up new doors for yourself, see new options, minimize significant mistakes, and maximize potential understandings. In order for you to act decisively successful, you’d better have a lucid comprehension of said understanding for Life. A lucid comprehension will come to you by the greatest — tough and subtle — omni-mode and through the most insidious application of the scientific method, especially through exact sciences aiming solely to the state-of-the-art generation.
Because of the forces exerted by the FUTURE upon the PRESENT, this Era-streams eon rises ambiguity, ambivalence, dichotomy, uncertainty, complexity, conflict, bewilderment and yet unprecedented possibilities.
It’s greatly convenient recalling the luminescent thought by the prominent German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: “It’s our future that lays down the law of our today.” 
It’s advantageous to understand what a prominent 120-year-old corporation such as GE is considering since September 2001. This quote is attributed to GE’s current CEO, Jeff Immelt: “I have to lead for tomorrow’s world.” What about you? Will you lead for yesterday's world?
It is for leaders to fall into the trap of thinking that planning ahead and building for the FUTURE is an incredible luxury of inaccuracy. IT IS NOT. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE AND MOST INDISPENSABLE NECESSITY FOR LIFE.
But anyone who underestimates the revolutionary character of today’s changes is living a too-uncontrolled an illusion.
Zen Buddhists will offer you unprecedented lectures on reality being the greatest mental “fabrication” by the hominid's mind. The world, that of physical “existence” and manufactured by the mind, is being transformed dramatically and irrevocably, second by second all of the time.
Juxtapositions of many knowledge dominions will bring about the greatest scientific convergence ever in the years ahead. Some people like James Canton suggest these forces becoming and rendering “weird science” in every sphere in our lives. 
With each passing day, change quickens everyday at a faster-and-faster, nonlinear, discontinuous and counter-intuitive rate. In the mean time, Evelyn Lindner reminds us of the following: “Pessimism is a luxury of good times … In difficult times, pessimism is a self-fulfilling, self-inflicted death sentence.”
Tichy made a relevant contribution to understanding the nature of swirling changes. I quote some of his excerpts:
“Speed and constant motion are the hallmark characteristics of life in the twenty-first century. The driving / enabling force behind them is the technology that allows almost instant access to information, and with each advance in technology the concept of ‘fast’ is only going to get faster.”
And Tichy added:
“This access comes not only in the form of the ability to move data around the world in nanosecond (one billionth,10— 9, of a second), but also in the ability to sift through and manipulate it. Patterns and trends that were impossible to see in the days when information [based on throughput-ed numerical and narrative data] was housed in mainframe computers that required IT professionals to access, are now readily visible to anyone with a PC and a hookup who cares to apply a few screens.”
Subsequently, he continues:
“Moreover, as technology shrinks the cycle between an action, a reaction and a re-reaction, it becomes possible for people who might otherwise never be in direct contact to engage in a nearly constant flow of dialogue. The result is not only that technicians in Bangalore, India, and Waukesha, Wisconsin, can seamlessly work on the same project, passing it off as the day ends in one hemisphere and begins in the other, but also that a newly hired consultant at EDS can have a meaningful dialogue via videos and e-mails with CEO Dick Brown about what he sees in his territory.”
And Tichy observes:
“Meanwhile, markets for goods and services and the capital markets change directions with astounding speed. Consumer trends [because of the multitude of driving forces that propels said forces] are in a state of constant flux as a flood of new products [and services] appears every day to supplant older ones that often have been around only a few months themselves.”
And he carries on:
“Market expansions morph into contractions seemingly overnight. It isn’t that the cycles are getting closer together. The economic expansion of the 1990s was one of the longest in U.S. history. Rather, it is the momentum when they turn that has accelerated. On March 13, 2000, the NASDAQ composite index peak at 5132. By April 14, it slumped into 3265, a loss of nearly 40% in one month. In such a volatile environment, the ability to grow, shrink and redeploy assets quickly and intelligently is a critical competence for survival.”
And Tichy asserts:
“What has happened so far is just a preview. We have only scratched the surface in using the capabilities of the current technology, not to mention the new technologies and capabilities that are coming on stream every day.”
Tichy points out as well:
“The earliest uses of most new technologies are at making old processes work better. Once computers came out of the science labs, their first mainstream uses were for such things as automating accounting and inventory controls. These applications were valuable in that they got the bills out faster and let a company make better purchasing and scheduling decisions. But once you consider the activities required for entry and retrieval, some weren’t much more effective in terms of cost or time consumption than doing things the old way.”
In understanding scales and accurate senses of proportions and depth, Tichy asserted in 2004:
“The GDP of the developed world — the United States, European Community and Japan with a total population of about 750 million — is more than $23 trillion. The rest of the world, including China with 1.2 billion people and India with about 1.2 billion people and India with about 1 billion people, lives on less than $3 trillion in GDP. Take the world’s five largest companies, GE, Exxon/Mobil, Microsoft, Pfizer and Wal-Mart — their market capitalization is bigger than the GDP of India.”
As Tichy concluded making his case. 
METHOD FIRST, TECHNOLOGY SECOND!
In business and competing in the global markets, it is really important to count with optimum technology. Technology is going to be changing and changing almost without limits.
However, there are many techniques and tools — as well as practices — to discipline the mind to make more judicious and expedient decisions and hence executions. In fact, I will insist that technologies are a function of mind-expansion methods. An exhibit on this is available at http://bit.ly/bGd8kf
DEEPENING OUR MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH IN AND TO THIS BOOK!
To further set the stage for this material, the textbook “Einstein in the Boardroom” by Suzanne S. Harrison and Patrick H. Sullivan Sr. may offer some lucid ideas on the “current” state of affairs when they claim:
“Humans have been adding to their total knowledge steadily over the centuries, and the amount of knowledge we create is multiplying at an incredible rate. Beginning with the amount of knowledge in the known world at the time of Christ, studies have estimated that the first doubling of that knowledge took place about 1700 A.D. The second doubling occurred around the year 1900. It is estimated today that the world's knowledge base will double again by 2010 and again after that by 2013.” 
In stating some clear fact of applied science progression, President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “Within these last 19 months at least 45 satellites have circled the earth. Some 40 of them were “made in the United States of America” and they were far more sophisticated and supplied far more knowledge to the people of the world than those of the Soviet Union …. The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation, by new tools and computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school.” 
In a treatise concerning the “Principles of Human Knowledge,” George Berkeley (1865 – 1753) sustains: “We have first raised a dust [science, technology and progress] and then complain [because our most determined decision of not taking our own education and enculturation further] we cannot see [understand the world upon which we dare to stand upon].” 
There are many serious publications, from 2003 to this date, speaking of the entirety of scientific knowledge doubling every five (5) years and sooner. How, then, can one undertake such a gargantuan challenge, through the “Society of Knowledge,” unless it is through the stewardship of the scientific method?
The American Heritage Dictionary’s Introduction (fourth edition, 2000) by Joseph P. Pickett, Executive Director, literally indicates, to further illustrate the reader, :
“This Fourth Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary combines the best of traditional making with key innovations that afford new ways of looking at our language… This edition has nearly 10,000 new words and senses that reflect the rapid pace of change in the English language today. Technological innovations in computing and communications along with advances in the sciences have been especially rich sources of development in the lexicon (for example, bit map, domain name, and raster in computing; dark matter, photonics, and yoctosecond in science). Medicine and medical research continue to produce an astonishing array of new terms for chemicals and substances (endostatin, leptin, transfatty acid), for disorders and infectious agents (Asperger’s syndrome, erectile dysfunction, hantavirus), for treatment (cocktail, molecular knife, xenotransplant), and for a variety of creations and discoveries (designer gene, enteric nervous system, microsleep)…. In addition, continuing social change in postindustrial society has given rise to expressions that describe new business practices (buyback, microcredit, reverse mortgage), a changing workplace (face time, job-share, mommy track), and evolving political positions and governmental policies (family leave, term limit, workfare). New sports terms have arisen (clap skate, five hole, skyboard), as have words for new educational practices (charter school, distance learning, homeschool). The names of foods from other cultures continue to be adopted (baba gannouj, garam masala, quesadilla). A host of new cultural developments has produced a host of new compound cords (assisted living, poetry slam, shock jock). And English speakers continue to be an exuberance force in creative coinage (bloviate, newbie, wannabe)…. To ensure accuracy in the coverage of our rapidly changing vocabulary, we have worked closely with distinguished consultants in a wide variety of specialized fields, including anthropology, astronomy, genetics, immunology, philosophy, and physics, to name but a few. We have also gone to great lengths to make our biological and geographic entries as timely as possible. Many new biographical entries have been added, especially in the areas of sports, music, film-making, and literature. To the geographic entries we have added new country names, such as Myanmar and the Republic of Congo, and newly prominent places such as Kosovo….”
In speaking about science progression, new benefits and new hazards, here it is a summation by the English Crown’s top scientist, Sir Martin Rees.
Sir Martin Rees, PhD: “Science is emphatically not, as some have claimed, approaching its end; it is surging ahead at an accelerating rate. We are still flummoxed about the bedrock nature of physical reality, and the complexities of life, the brain, and the cosmos. New discoveries, illuminating all these mysteries, will engender benign applications; but will also pose new ethical dilemmas and bring new hazards. How will we balance the multifarious prospective benefits from genetics, robotics, or nanotechnology against the risk (albeit smaller) of triggering utter disaster? …. Science is advancing faster than ever, and on a broader front: bio-, cyber- and nanotechnology all offer exhilarating prospects; so does the exploration of space. But there is a dark side: new science can have unintended consequences; it empowers individuals to perpetrate acts of megaterror; even innocent errors could be catastrophic. The ‘downside’ from twenty-first century technology could be graver and more intractable than the threat of nuclear devastation that we have faced for decades. And human-induced pressures on the global environment may engender higher risks that the age-old hazards of earthquakes, eruptions, and asteroid impacts…” 
Therefore, What should systematically be instituted then?
Dr. Vernon Grose, Dsc (1987): “... especially for managing risk, is almost an inevitable necessity in the days ahead. Life is not likely [at all] to get less complicated.” 
The PRESENT resolutely insists on trashing itself with an overload of “obsoledge” (obsolete knowledge) . But the erudite, shrewd, pre-cog FUTURE — knowing the decisively better best — stays safe and certain that « what worked best won’t anymore » for the PRESENT besieged by mundane miseries, those miseries propelled by the unkindest humankind without a fail.
THE FUTURE IS ALSO AND ABOVE ALL BESIEGED, BUT BESIEGED OF AND BY AND THROUGH BREAKTHROUGHS IN PERPETUITY AND PERPETUALLY IN FLUIDITY RADIANTLY AND IRRADIANTLY.
If you must insist, you can study the melancholic PAST as a distorted prologue primer to the PRESENT. Nevertheless, not even the loftiest accumulation of all the suboptimal PASTS added to the PRESENT are nothing but an infinitesimal, ineffectual, inconsequential, immaterial, and impious script to the FUTURE. PAST and PRESENT are a bunch of empty, hallow iotas.
Said script, I’m not apologetic to state, since I did not birth this Universe, won’t get you to your own FUTURE’s UPSIDES, but might make you institute an emergency landing upon your own existential disruption unless you pay great attention and act upon it urgently and smartly. Got to get beyond cross-pollinated sophistication. Cannot make it by yourself? Can you please just ask for unconventional professional assistance?
In the ultimate scrutiny, you must conceive, design, develop, implement, sustain, update, adapt, re-adapt, and re-invent you and your own FUTURES, FUTURE by FUTURE for Life, a Life that will equate to immortality. Taken from the Latin term a posteriori, I will never act aposterioristically. Taken from the Latin term a priori, I will invariably proceed aprioristically.
Unless, in exercising your most conscientious freewill, you wish to be enslaved by an arrogant robot that is: omniscient, as well as self-upgrading, self-enhancing, self-replicating, self-fixing, self-energized, self-renewing, self-reinventing, self-aware, self-ruling, self-transporting, self-commuting (by ground, air, water, outer space, tele-transportation, etc.), and in possession of many other “selfs” that grant it super autonomy.
Those believing that tele-transportation, more popularly known as teleporting, is Sci-Fi might wish to research on the breakthroughs by Los Alamos National Laboratories. Some years ago, as per Los Alamos itself, they made it possible at the “discrete level.”
The PRESENT does not resemble the PAST, nor will the FUTURE ever resemble the PRESENT; up until now the PRESENT has been anecdotal, folkloric, and still impregnated with greater forces and yet more subtle ones than an ever-increasing synergy (i.e. mother of all synergies) of all our known and unknown PASTS combined (over four billion years), while the FUTURE will over-geometrically trans-mutate into infinitely swifter, arrhythmic, inconceivably, amorphously perennially-accelerating (through diversely modulated or not speeds — speeds that stem from some new order of rampant speeding and acceleration of said speeding — ), orderly-chaotic and yet more driven into vividly-immersed and palpable realities than our current yet obsolete PRESENT.
Why second-guess the FUTURE when you can read, in advance, said FUTURE's hints NOW and exploit them grandiosely, to your advantage?
Annihilate the DOWNSIDES to hijack the UPSIDES, metaphorically and not so metaphorically speaking about leading, managing, and undertaking organizations with a profit end or otherwise. Please remember a golden rule: Regardless of your qualitative and quantitative growth in, say, leadership and success capturing as well as management, every growth will be hallowed and harmful if it is not first a growth of ethics and morality.
The FUTURE at all times wishes to readily equip the present with novel information. Why? Because the FUTURE considers the PRESENT a failed stated in the realm of time, and does not desire to get implicated with the downsides of a sub-optimal, bitter fellow who declines every helpful knowledge on “emotional intelligence” and “political intelligence”.
Anyway, and by any rational measure, we are in a multi-eon-streaming epoch in which mind-toughness and mind resilience, within kindness and civility, are going to be far more important than the smile of the bus driver spoken of by Daniel Goldman. 
What is an example of one instituting resiliency?
Dr. Robert Collins, PhD. and his “Ten Commandments of Resilience.” It here ensues the literal citation:
I.- Thou Shalt Have a Written Disaster Plan
II.- Thou Shalt Do Cost Benefit Analysis
III.- Thou Shalt Be Fully Insured
IV.- Thou Shalt Search Out and Repair Vulnerable Systems
V.- Thou Shalt Have Redundant Systems
VI.- Thou Shalt Be Mobile
VII.- Thou Shalt Set and Follow Priorities
VIII.- Thou Shalt Not Depend on Others
IX.- Thou Shalt Keep Lines of Communication Open
X.- Thou Shalt Capitalize on Opportunities
End of citation of the “Ten Commandments of Resilience.” 
As the FUTURE gives the PRESENT a bad score and becomes judgmental on it, the PRESENT flagrantly denies and rejects the current existence of the FUTURE. Some of the signs echoed by the FUTURE into the PRESENT are ubiquitously here in encoded ways.
As the FUTURE paraphrases Shakespeare’s sentence (fears take away the good with which we could win) and executes it in the practice, the PRESENT feels a great animosity against such a maxim and habit.
The forthcoming FUTURE — already scattered among us — has a lot to offer to the PRESENT, namely an invaluable out-of-this-world-and-time source of narrative and numerical data (unexplored repository knowledge waiting to being seized and administered by the PRESENT and its inhabitants). Can you think of anyone more visionary than the king in his class, the FUTURE itself?
The PRESENT, unfortunately, is somehow anecdotal (suboptimal) while the FUTURE ruthlessly and relentlessly abides by ever-emerging scientific truths. These truths contain vast gold mines for creation, recreation, and super-creation, as well as for devastation.
The cultivated brains must root out the endless dangers to capture the benefits, so humankind prevails on Earth and much more beyond it if the Universe (and the embedded Nature of the latter), too, — and its own hyper-dynamics — warrants such a sovereign license.
For the first time in history, we can work backward from our imagination rather than forward from our past.  In the midst of chaos, there is a learning lesson to assimilate. Sometimes the table is served for OVER-LEARNING if the prepared mind is paying huge attention to the nano-granularity of details.
To me uncharted territory is the most splendorous “terra incognita” battlefield, chiefly because of its sheer number of unknown knowns and unknown knowns. As well as immense crises, there territories and incognitos offered an unprecedented learning opportunity that I will never waste, my most thoughtful friends.
The term singularity entered the popular science culture with the 1993 presentation at NASA-sponsored conference of a seminal paper by San Diego State University statistician Vernor Vinge. The abstract of the famous essay is as dauntingly lucid today as it was more than a decade ago: Permalink: http://www.mindstalk.net/vinge/vinge-sing.htm
Professor Vinge indicated it in 1993: “Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended …Is such progress avoidable? If not to be avoided, can events be guided so that we may survive? These questions are investigated. Some possible answers [and some further dangers] are presented…”
I just wonder if the FUTURE is continually stalking on the PRESENT! Perhaps, it is so. One thing can be ascertained, because of the PRESENT’s non-erudite nature, the FUTURE (the over-ruling) is always filibustering the PRESENT (the enslaved).
These days meaning: these seconds — the totality of all is in the making perpetually. That to be in the making mode — at this time — is relentlessly thought of and thought through way in advance. This is a technique to CURRENTLY get your brains over-in-sourced by zillion practiced futuristic scenarios (happily and readily adopted quite early on).
THE FUTURE WILL HIT THE PRESENT AND ITS RESPECTIVE GROUND RUNNING. All of that as it has been seen up to the present time.
This is a hyper-accelerated Eons-streaming Age and ever-increasingly by an above and beyond an over-exponential “many orders of magnitude” factor.
Said “over-exponential factor,” even when multiplied by many orders of magnitudes as in effect it is, the non-linear geometrical and discontinuous growth rate of it is by most people immeasurably underestimated and misunderstood. Besides its intuition is only flagrant counter-intuition.
To me the PAST is more like Alice (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). The PRESENT seems more like Mr. Hyde while the FUTURE appears to be more like the joint conspiracy by Dr. Jekyll and Dorian Gray. Perhaps, we will need the combined effort by Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie to decipher these outright enigmas, namely those stemming from the ever-awaited-but-ever-intruding FUTURE. The PRESENT is always ad hoc.
We are repeatedly longing for the good sides of the futures impiously forgetting that those futures come along with great responsibilities and challenges.
Progress is the future outcome of a multitude of cascades of “current moments” flowing divergently. The divergence unites seamlessly but not under the ever-suboptimal comprehension “seized” via the “naked” human eye.
The PRESENT ─ so-called ─ is always precluding FUTURE repetition of said 'PRESENT' in order to displace the implicated continuum to other progressions and/or retrogressions.
The PRESENT is introvert adhocracy as the FUTURE is technocracy in perpetuity. The PRESENT is an illiterate adhocratic one while the FUTURE is the technocratic, “omni mode” savant. The PAST is hollow and inconsequential fossils unverifiable by any “carbon testing” measurement.
To give entrepreneurs a POV quickly, most business plans are (have been for too long) grotesquely ill-conceived indeed in the mean time, as they are written-up and reckoned with the eyes fixed in prehistory. IF IT IS NOT AN ACTUAL SUB-SET OF A MUCH GREATER AND THOROUGH ADVANCED RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY, THE FIRM WILL MEET GARGANTUAN CHALLENGES.
Otherwise, there will be great opportunities! One end of the greatest Risk Management Effort (extraneous to insurance, co-insurance, re-insurance, bonds, and those artifices “marketed” by beautifully institutionalized “social engineering,” termed by these God-sent incumbents: “marketing techniques”) is to entertaining the fiscally sound outcomes of a business, literally any business, challenge, or task.
This FUTURE, that throws around its weight through every facet of the PRESENT overbearingly and mercilessly, might be 99.99% INEVITABLE.
Inevitability, in this instance, equates to meaning that it will be a rogue dictator, over-ruling capriciously and solely acting upon its way and capricious taste.
The unavoidable consequences of this FUTURE can be mitigated or at least somehow modulated. Evidently, this FUTURE’s UPSIDES can be, perhaps, seized and even amplified. To meet both requisites, there is one HUGE prerequisite before proceeding any further. The popular wisdom so populated of “one thing at a time” is forbidden by the rulings of the incumbent FUTURES here referred to.
This is not a calling for the “snail-paced” multi-tasking either. You do your DOWNSIDES and UPSIDES simultaneously for Life. Otherwise, one can never proclaim knowing how systems operate (not just computational software, but SYSTEMS per se IN UPPER CASE).
That is, that the TOTALITY of HUMANKIND has to converge AT UNISON — “on the doubles” — on the most essentials Herculean tasks to do in order to attempt the sustainability of the corresponding civilization as it is now known / perceived. What a big problem to solve that one posed by so-called perception!
In all seriousness, one must decode, de-encrypt the enigmas of the informative and dis-informative yet hallucinated perception. There are way too many kinetic hallucinations and vivid fabrications and pseudo-actual artifices even in the most lucidly sighted perceptions as fluidly recorded, in real time, even in the most prepared of the minds. How can one, in an all-out practiced, de-hallucinate such atrocious perceptions?
Don’t trust perceptions since they’re all flawed and ergo they lie. Dr. Henry Mintzberg indicates that “humans are flawed,” How, could you, subsequently, obtain de-flawed perceptions from flawed hominids? In order to de-flaw perceptions and executions, you must go great distances to begin with, thus as you are still entrenched in so-called “Success 101, the in-between lines 1, line 1, word 1,” out of a socially engineered preface.
Do you feel confused by said hallucinations? Verify this quotation by Henry Miller: “Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.”
From theory to execution in excelsis!
Before considering these success tenets, let's see what a prominent scientist, to this utter end, has to say. Einstein: “I never discovered anything with my rational mind.” 
Atrocious hallucinations embedded in perceptions can be “reality checked” by, for example, following these success tenets in your professional/business theater (frame of reference) of operations: (1) Picture mentally radiantly. (2) Draw outside the canvas. (3) Color outside the vectors. (4) Sketch sinuously. (5) Far-sight beyond the mind’s intangible exoskeleton. (6) Abduct indiscernible falsifiable convictions. (7) Reverse-engineering a gene and a bacterium or, better yet, the lucrative genome. (8) Guillotine the over-weighted status quo. (9) Learn how to add up ─ in your own brainy mind ─ colors, dimensions, aromas, encryptions, enigmas, phenomena, geometrical and amorphous in-motion shapes, enigmas, phenomena, methods, techniques, codes, written lines, symbols, contexts, locus, venues, semantic terms, magnitudes, longitudes, processes, tweets, “knowledge-laden” hunches, so forth. (10) Project your wisdom wealth onto communities of timeless-connected wikis. (11) Cryogenize the infamous illiterate by own choice and reincarnate ASAP (multiverse teleporting out of a warped / wormed passage) Da Vinci, Bacon, Newton, Goethe, Bonaparte, Edison, Franklyn, Einstein and Feynman. (12) Organize relationships into voluntary associations that are mutually beneficial and accountable for contributing productively to the surrounding community. (13) Practice the central rule of good strategy, which is to know and remain true to your core business and invest for leadership and R&D+Innovation. (14) Kaisen, SixSigma, Lean, LeanSigma, “Reliability Engineer” (the latter as solely conceived and developed by Procter & Gamble and Los Alamos National Laboratories) it all unthinkably and thoroughly by recombinant, a là Einstein Gedanken-motorized judgment. (15) Provide a road-map / blueprint for drastically compressing (‘crashing’) the time’s ‘reticules’ it will take you to get on the top of your tenure, nonetheless of your organizational level. (16) With the required knowledge and relationships imbedded in organizations, create support for, and carry out transformation initiatives. (17) Offer a tested pathway for addressing the linked challenges of personal transition and organizational transformation that confront leaders in the first few months in a new tenure. (18) Foster momentum by creating virtuous cycles that build credibility and by avoiding getting caught in vicious cycles that harm credibility. (19) Institute coalitions that translate into swifter organizational adjustments to the inevitable streams of change in personnel and environment. (20) Mobilize and align the overriding energy of many others in your organization, knowing that the “wisdom of crowds” is upfront and outright rubbish. (21) Step outside the boundaries of the framework’s system when seeking a problem solution. (22) Within zillion tiny bets, raise the ante and capture the documented learning through frenzy execution. (23) “Moonshine” and “Skunks-work” all, holding in your mind the motion-picture image that, regardless of the relevance of “inputs” and “outputs,” entails the highest relevance is within the sophistication within the THROUGHPUT. (24) Don’t copy Nature, don’t even copy Universe. Just copy the Multiverse. (25) Correlate everything else with the ignored and unthinkable ‘else’ of everything else forever. (26) Combine the practical and technological with the mysterious and meaningful. (27) Pencil your map. (28) Brush your road-map. (29) Scratch your blueprint. (30) Conceive, develop and share unthinkable lessons learned. (31) Facilitate a heterogeneous group — in the midst of appalling interpersonal chemistry — toward the accomplishment of a common goal. (32) Learn complex new skills and new ways to make corporate miracles crystallize. (33) Typo the cartoon. (34) Keystroke the drawing. (35) Enculturate your brain to operate executions from the applied omniscience via the lenses and springs of systems methodology. (36) Manage RISKS and BENEFITS in series and never in parallel. (37) Remove accident causes prior to a loss, knowing that an accident is never a random stroke of fate, but an utter and thus purported instrument of ignorance. (38) Convert your viewpoint to a systems approach. (39) Enable full-orbed and balanced stability of your thinkables and unthinkables. (40) Attempt to know, early on, the end from the beginning. (41) Identify driving forces to make better decisions, manage uncertainty, and profit from change. (42) Declare the past, recover yesterday, analyze the present, enjoy today, and reinvent tomorrow,. (43) Build your own FUTURE transcending your past. (44) Contort your mindful, mindless executions — and those in the midst of 'mindful' and 'mindless' executions — solely out of this world, and solely out of this universe, and solely out of this reality, but not just for the inexpensive, tangential, impious sake of intellectual stunts, but only so that the 'life' has not unfruitful 'afterlife' — so-called —, and also so that the 'world' has no 'afterworld' — so-called —. Aren’t afterlife and afterworld disintermediated anyway? Now, you, and merely you, proceed and transcend yourself, by yourself and for yourself. (45) “If you really want to make an operational difference in your professional theater of operations, go and get a full immersion in the fringe. Right in their, under that tense and pressing dynamics, you’ll have the vantage flux of the mirage. (46) “Tantalize your tangential pre-cognition and cognition into ever- metamorphosing your attentive and contemplative trans-meditation Zen. (47) De-realize of thus de-focus from that taken-for-granted realities of folly, literally!, (48) Mostly in-source your mind with long-unknown virtualities. (49) Assure that there are not unseached areas of risk, benefit and sustainable opportunities.” (See definition of “throughput” at ).  
The function of the “motion picture” image is to “early on show” before the mind a lucid film of incessantly altering futures. The purpose of the vision is never to show a film of an irrevocably fixed future.
Come to think of it thoroughly, throughput is embodied by the Latin term “modus operandi.” Through ages the concept of mission-critical “throughput” has regularly been represented by said Latin term. Clearly, as eons elapse, in the West we do need a great translation into English.
Through implementation of your organizational, corporate, institutional, entrepreneurial modus operandi, you can shape up your modus vivendi.
Possibly, this FUTURE will not have — as per the flawed hopes treasured by all-walks-of-life eyewitnesses — a “natural tendency.” Stated plainly, because it is being envisioned and worked-out preter-naturally, this FUTURE may appear — before our naked eyes — with extreme tendencies and directives that evoke the most extravagant and transhuman mandates.
Can anyone undergo an epiphany in reversal? Long time ago, speaking of my professional experience while testing and experimenting, I have reduced probabilities of having “breakthrough” epiphanies to zero, literally. I had envisioned many “Eureka times” long time ago and yet in advance. I do have an immense way to go very much to my blessed apostle-hood.
One must consider that I toy and play with not only Edisonian Research but also with own self-induced: (a) Serendipities, (b) Pseudo-serendipities, (c) Randomized serendipities, (d) Pseudo-randomized serendipities, and e) Pseudo-randomized serendipities.
For cases (a), (b), (c), and (d) I also play a great deal with channeling the “throughput” with (1) directness, (2) indirectness, and (3) a combination of immediately previous (1) and (2). All of the above, in further progression of my testing and experimenting, as well as my fact-finding and fact-disproving research, I subject to a gradation (“gray scale shading,” so to, speak) of (i) loose, (ii) control, and a combination of immediately previous (i) and (ii).
The terms “extravagant” and “transhuman,” in this case, apply for even the ultimately leading-edge practitioner of the scientific realm, either within that eminent establishment, or those with an unauthenticated citizenship from the avant-garde renegade-verse. It might be a genuine deal, it might not?
Said dictator will not impersonate anyone. He will be THE maximum MONARCH OF TECHNOCRACY by his own right, Remember? Yes, yes, yes — I know, Technocracy, the gentleman that just espoused a lady with an appalling temperament that loses composure oft, even before the state’s visits by the Holly Pope and her Royal Highness the Queen of England.
Her given name is “Global.” Her surname is “Crises.” That’s the reason why this “power couple” has made Sir Francis Bacon a best-selling icon, “FOR TIME IS THE GREATEST INNOVATOR.” Gotten it?
This Monarch will expel every laggard and every one that, notwithstanding his / her most advanced education, worships and disseminates ignorance. This expel will include the transfer of the selected one to a recondite “curved” corner of the Universe or the Multiverse. In speaking about the Multiverse, we must use the following quotation.
Where is the strategic surprise ignored?
John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892 — 1964): “I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”
The PRESENT carries on superfluously. But the FUTURE is over-impregnated and super-immersed with detailed meaning and significance and with projected transgressive-ly and a là “omni mode” manners, as well as with its manifesting tangibly and yet palpably intangibly pervasive ubiquity.
Perpetual innovation is a rogue truth to this PRESENT. The breadth, depth, scope, subtlety, intricacy, and rate of acceleration of this FUTURE’s perpetual innovation will be endless, endless so that is beyond the wildest dreams or nightmares ever conceived by the ultimately noted or most criticized sci-fi writer.
To attribute to this FUTURE’s perpetual innovation a quality of far-fetched will be as well an extreme over-simplification and an existential blunder and the greatest and most public personal acknowledgment of own worshiped supine ignorance.
The PRESENT is 1% a function of the PAST and, above all, a 99% function of the FUTURE.
The PRESENT stifles innovation and fosters rigidity.
The PRESENT is inevitably a means to an end. The end is unavoidably the FUTURE.
The PRESENT always remains polemically unresolved. The FUTURE, as per the long view gained through the Multiverse, in its deepest core is even, stable and organized.
Remember: The FUTURE is eternally pre-clashing and/or clashing the PRESENT, thus continuously shaping and re-shaping the PRESENT to a great extent. The FUTURE is, so to speak and at least, 30% a function of the PRESENT and 70% a function of the FUTURE itself. Percentages are arbitrarily suggested in order to illustrate.
The PRESENT is bathed by the ill-presumed permanency and by the quality of being impermanent. The PRESENT is never a snapshot or fixed (static). It is the linkage, superposition, and/or contentious intertwining of many films (multi-fluid dynamics / kinetics).
Its dynamism grants itself, the PRESENT, huge ambitions to becoming the FUTURE while trying to capture the “here and now” mirage, a mirage (a misdemeanor) that does not care losing the sense of ridicule in worldwide football / soccer game through worldwide broadcasting “live.”
There are too many “heres” and a myriad of “nows” without the utter and indispensable acknowledgment that the perennial, trembling gap between the PRESENT and FUTURE generates many creative tensions, regardless if it is harvested or not.
The PRESENT is at least unceasingly infinite, unless its interrelationship with the FUTURE stops. The FUTURE is never endless unless a great anomaly takes place.
Concerning the PRESENT and specially the FUTURE, the great majority of people failed considering the possibility of anything going wrong, no matter how remote the location or complexity of the implementation environment.
The PRESENT and the FUTURE engender tsunamis of CHANGES, principally those changes never thought through. When you altered your work because of competition and/or difficult times, you are CHANGING your professional occupation (organizational strategy).
The PRESENT has orderly been used to being a land at the dawn of history, that history architect-ed by a bunch of biographies and auto-biographies by the winners and the prevailing ones without considering the side of the losing ones or that of those without partisan positions.
The PRESENT’s duties are appended to the FUTURE. The PRESENT’s rights are appended to the PAST.
A statement in this direction?
Yogi Berra: “The future ain’t what it used to be.” 
When you reflect and modify you innermost (and that one revolting and commuting within the innermost by using its own proprietary translational and rotational moves), you are CHANGING your essence to some extent. CHANGING your essence to being ADAPTABLE to ever-shifting realities will be your utmost sensible deed.
When CHANGE is perpetually altering all types of CHANGES, the scientific properties of known and unknown changes get modified, sometimes profoundly and sometimes to an indescribable unknown. This extreme modification is what I have been referring to ‘CHANGED CHANGES.’
CHANGED CHANGES make the overwhelming case for “beyond unprecedented” reinvention of humans, lifestyles, organizations, businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, societies, and worldwide society. In the process, the extreme makeover is in nothing superficial or similar.
And the call is an abrupt wake-up alarm to all sorts of leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, business owners, government administrators, consultants, advisers, strategists, professors, teachers, students, researchers, and any breathing or cryogenized human being.
Welcome to a new “normal” and a new “abnormal.” In all verisimilitude, there are many new “normals” and “abnormals” (both with scientific normality) being the latter, incidentally, as well within normality.
At the time being, it does not matter anymore where you come from and how this impact your ‘current’ PRESENT. Instead, what is presently relevant for you to envision are the floating, fluxing, cross-railed FUTURES as they climb the treacherous building-block ladder, the ladder of accumulation of opportunities, challenges, and perplexing, but exuberant trade-offs. Neither exuberance nor trade-offs are for the uncultivated.
These trades-offs poise the least thinkable of the unthinkable results, challenging our body (physiology), mind (psychology), and soul (spirit). If you think “exuberant” is a fancy or undesirable term, kindly please wait until you come to meet your FUTURE in person.
To apply, say, for practical leadership credentials will be a nearly, though not impossible, insurmountable enterprise for Life. Leadership to what (a) Benchmark, (b) Metric, (c) Objective, (d) Goal, (e) Function, (f) Purpose?
How insurmountable? As nearly insurmountable as attempting to hike the Everest cloth-less, equipment-less, ill-prepared, flawed-minded without a crew and the indispensable Sherpa, as you walk and climb toward the mountain’s peak with your back focused on the peak and while your eyes are grabbed by the starting-point locus. You have the right to successfully seek the anti-canonical milestone, Haven't you?
You can continually walk into the FUTURE backwards to revive the fossilized vestiges of blurred/made-up/artificial “artifices”-driven memories that eat your soul out. A healthy medical prescriptions will dictate: “The patient must always focus on the FUTURE. In the process, and in order to keep its existence, he/she must always REMEMBER THE FUTURE IN ADVANCE.”
You know what the PAST is? Reply: The eternal flow of increasing creative-tension and controversial discrepancies between the FUTURE and the PRESENT, encapsulated in a stream of segments from the “preterit tense” kingdom, a kingdom that is neither awaken nor significant anymore.
Historians and some actuaries, in a hurry, will be shouting that they stop being “retrospective” to becoming “prospective” (and creatively so) given the eternally-happening inflicting points of inflections requiring exuberant solving. As I have met actuaries with a rather obtuse mind ─ entrenched in a fossilized past of uselessness ─, I have also met with prominent actuaries (most of them with the application of other academic and knowledge discipline), chiefly in North America and Europe, that subscribe the view of the undersigned.
Paraphrasing Ray Kurzweil , “…as order from FUTURE exponentially increases, designated time exponentially and incessantly speeds up by ever-increasing orders of magnitude.”
The PRESENT is just a fluid venue progressively bumped and shocked by the interactions between the unfortunately fossilized PAST and the FUTURE through the inter-mediation of the so-called PRESENT.
Clearly, the genetics of the human beings will have a notable impact on the psychology and physiology of the humans until the FUTURE’s say, want it or not, like it or not. Such a say has a designated “due time.” Due time is not a fixed point but a maze of sinuous lines.
By all enforced effects, the FUTURE is by any means a representative of three facets. There is the facet of opportunities that we can call UPSIDE RISKS.
Another facet is that of the likelihood of potential disruption. The former impersonates the DOWNSIDE RISK.
Thirdly, there’s the facet of blended UPSIDE RISKS with DOWNSIDE RISKS. To really get the OPPORTUNITIES the DOWNSIDE RISKS must be terminated or, at least, mitigated and modulated. Those DOWNSIDE RISKS must be brought under optimum control as per the technical parlance I employ.
Such eternal creative-tension discrepancies / disputes — as imposed by the rogue and nearly ageless interrelationship between the FUTURE and the PRESENT — as the FUTURE wages an all-out “preemptive war” to get the PAST under retirement.
These eternal creative-tension discrepancies make three major displacements. Firstly, it displaces the PAST to a corner (or quadrant) where vestiges are fossilized but not looked after.
It must be mentioned that interrelationship between the FUTURE and the PRESENT is intense and will become increasingly more intense, beyond the boldest and lucid imagination without a fail.
Mother Nature is a great and loving and noble matriarch. The Universe is the oldest and wisest Patriarch, perhaps the elder son of the greatest intelligence of all.
The Multiverse (many universes happening and reckoning at the same time, possessing many dimensions) is not only the maximum, all-enabling Patriarch, but also a pervasive Patrician holding the greatest intelligence, wealth, perhaps the elder son of applied omniscience, genetics, biotechnology (including bio-informatics), neuro-technology (including neuro-informatics), robotics, information technology (including Artificial Intelligence ─ i.e. AI ─ and Intelligence Amplification ─ i.e. AI ─), nanotechnology, material science technology, technology stemming from science of complexity with the holistic perspective of applied omniscience.  To see applied omniscience defined by the author, see the respective appendix here included.
Successful and tough, subtle, refined, granular reverse-engineering captures breakthrough innovations for the PRESENT’ and from the FUTURE’s dominion. Reverse-engineering all regardless of its origins, terrestrial or extraterrestrial. Come to think of it and conclude that both (a) all and (b) everything is primordially and ultimately extraterrestrial.
In the last analysis, everything is terrestrial and exo-terrestrial. This is important to bear in mind. Terrestrial or extraterrestrial, what a fruitless argument as that of the gender of the angels, is ultimately guided by the Multiverse (period).
The Earth (so too: Earthlings, always greatly non-terrestrials, and/or Buckminster Fuller’s Earthians) is a function of the Universe. .
The Universe is a function of the Multiverse. Perhaps, the Multiverse is a function of most known and chiefly unknown forms of utmost conscientious awareness and supremely lucid intelligence.
Every human is partly earthling and partly extraterrestrial. Why? Because pre bio-genesis and bio-genesis was (at least and as it seems) massively instilled from the outer space (a sub-verse of the Multiverse).
If extraterrestrial beings existed, they would be, in fact, siblings to current humans. How come? Because there are other genesis different from bio-genesis on Earth, whether within our knowledge or not. A genesis does not only take place only on Earth, but in the whole Universe if it is or not under known and unknown modes/assumptions.
To capture benefits and to extreme-make-over, say, leadership and to scientifically steward disruption potential into exploited upsides (to make success seizing crystallize), you need to understand the PRESENT, the FUTURE, and its frenzy interrelationship. In making this effort optimum — and among other prerequisites — we must find out and address two topics.
One topic has to do with how we reached this PRESENT out of a scattered PAST’s technological accomplishment as we constructed an expanded knowledge repository just by practicing future scenarios through radiant foresight, far-sight, hindsight, insight, and innermost-sight. Admittedly, this is no small task.
The most reasoned foresight and far-sight, sine qua non to recalling the FUTURE, is only a function of innermost-sight outwardly.
Another topic is that insidious habit of the FUTURE in seducing the as-of-now PRESENTS while the citizens of such PRESENTS make us agent so many looking-forward changes that set afire the interrelationship between this PRESENT and this FUTURE.
Now we know how we got to “here,” “here” is the hyper-dynamism of flows, in-flows, counter-flows, avant-garde flows, crossed-pollinated flows, point-inflecting flows. “As-of-now” exactly refers to the PRESENT-FUTURE’s own tête-à-tête. 
“Here,” while planted in the PAST, was a bit statistical but never really so.
The so-called “here” is undergoing a total immersion of numberless processes, throughputs, transactions, deeds, etc. “Here” has incessantly been mobilized. “Now” is motorized at a rate that is beyond awe-inspiring.
We just got the “now” about right to this point. To turn savvier on this FUTURE, one must be a genius in his executions (sic), yoctosecond by yoctosecond, which is one septillionth (10-24) of a second. 
Then, s/he has to make the greatest effort of all, that is, to think unthinkably in relation to present forces and pertaining to futuristic trends — both subtle and dramatic ones as well as those driving and marshaling and enforcing just brute-force dramatic ones — by means of the practical implementation of scenario planning.
All of the previous without ignoring the flagrant and less-are-sometimes-more interactions instrumented by said forces.
Thereinafter, your unthinkable thinking about FUTURES must become more refined, enhanced, exuberant, streamlined, diverse, expanded, disciplined, and extended. In doing so, it never suffices to come up with a three-scenario forecast (not even with the prehistoric “compounded forecast”).
Subsequently, forecasts must carry with you as many plausible or implausible scenarios (ad infinitum indeed) as resources required never lacking the maximum rigor. Also, no optimum forecast is great enough if it is not accompanied with an arsenal of plans of contingency. Each scenario crafted must have its respective, unambiguous plans of contingency without a fail.
All of this is true for humans from the PAST and the PRESENT. Towards a more advanced time — and by means of reverse-engineering with the omniscience perspective — the humans will increasingly be of different constituents and design, as well as different concerning purpose, function, and a combination of purpose and function simultaneously.
We will become more “intimate” with our eternally ignored relationship with atomic and sub-atomic particles (not to get myself involved in “dark matter” and “divine” or “God’s matter”).
The PRESENT is changelessly unnecessarily delayed or even lost and inattentive because its limits are impermanent and available capabilities are finite.
The PRESENT never contemplates fast-forward-ly, but in reversal in so adding to its even greater inherent disadvantage. The FUTURE operates beyond the offensive acceleration of “light speed”-plus and nearly without or with zero limits or constraints or borders.
The FUTURE is the Napoleonic Emperor that does everything only under its own terms, exploiting every advantage and disadvantage to its lucrative well-being and omni-ruling.
The FUTURE is accustomed to spying on the PRESENT. How come? The FUTURE is the PRESENT’s debriefing one. The FUTURE is, in many cases a virtuoso, though it, at times, voyeurs the PRESENT. What a horrendous vice!
Such deed will NEVER be tolerated. How do you REHAB the FUTURE? Group therapy? Grouping it with whom, the “crowd of wisdom” folks? Rehabilitating it by which handy means? Like the crowd of wisdom used in extraordinary democracies to have the constituency madly in love — from the instruments of democracy — to vote for a Communist president?
The only CROWD OF WISDOM that works is that of the most selected ones, the ones that are paying attention, the ones that are paying expensively to entertain the most wonderful thoughts, plans, and roadmaps.
The PRESENT is sleepwalking while the FUTURE is “child like” wondered by daydreaming promenades. In the mean time, the post-modern modernity is in a rush getting more and more modern by unprecedented “shock and awe” unearthed standards.
This criss-cross PRESENT will be reconstituted by the continually crinkum-crankum FUTURE inevitably. , . There is going on a terzetto in which the happenings are more or less like this: the PAST (R.I.P), the PRESENT (thé dansant), and the FUTURE (tertium quid). , , . Clearly, the PAST is getting a fully impeachable CPR by so-called “historians.”
Earned in his own intellectual right, Thomas Jefferson most cogently stated: “I prefer the dreams of the FUTURE than history.” Jefferson, on his own right, for eternity knew that the FUTURE is un-manipulated from that under-performing venue called “PRESENT.”
Who would dare not to appreciate that genetics, biotechnology (including bio-informatics), neuro-technology (including neuro-informatics), robotics, information technology (including Artificial Intelligence ─ i.e. AI ─ and Intelligence Amplification ─ i.e. AI ─), nanotechnology, material science technology, technology stemming from science of complexity with the holistic perspective of applied omniscience making deep and steep inroads?
Incidentally, the definition of the omniscience perspective can be revised at <<>> as well.
The PRESENT is a forgetful sardine while the FUTURE is a giant cuttlefish in conspiracy with an octopus and a twenty-four eyes jelly-fish.
Ying and Yang have combined forces of subtle and dramatic origin.
These days the PRESENT is a bit like a pseudo-harmonized Ying-Yang relationship. The FUTURE is only about Yang deeds.
The PRESENT is besieged by a bunch of dilettantes and poseurs. . The FUTURE is — so to speak — à la Sir Francis Drake.
The PRESENT is more like Huckleberry Finn while the FUTURE is perhaps the archetype of Genghis Khan and his efficacious Mongols.
The stream of as-of-now PRESENTS will become — to some extent — one of the forthcoming FUTURES. At some point ahead, a PRESENT will be ultimately integrated into a single FUTURE seamlessly.
Such a FUTURE, though, will reach a point in which being bio-based or bio-related or not in vivo at all will be splendidly awaken and active.
Regardless of transhumanity, overhumanity, superhumanity, nonhumanity and “above and beyond” humanity, the hard-core essential is and will be not being human but becoming and acting humanely.
The PRESENTS are from appalling and contentious interrelationship between Venus and Mars. The FUTURES are only from stringent Mars. Go and ask about it Dr. John Gray. 
The FUTURES are supervening upon the PRESENTS in combination with the ruthless forces possess by the own FUTURES.
The PRESENT concerns the animal and vegetable kingdoms. These kingdoms are subject not to three but four emperors, namely: liquid, solid, gas, and plasma.
The FUTURE is only about beyond post-humanity and its staggering brute-force and dramatically-subtle INTELLIGENCE.
The PRESENT pertains to pretending discovering science. The FUTURE is absolute science dominance and nearly if not thoroughly infinite power until the Universe’s last say.
On their own earned rights, the PRESENT and the FUTURE are dogs and darlings, respectively.
The FUTURE has, in many incessant and efficaciously ways, reminded the present about the instrumentality of America’s primordial and indigenous civilizations.
When you take the glorious Dakota’s tribal wisdom, you’ll be advised: Whenever you discover you’re on a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.
The indisputable scientific maxim goes, “everything now working is obsolete” (unfortunately, including the human being and the human mind pivoted upon the spine cord) and as a consequence is subject to actual perfectibility for Life.
As you will never reach perfection (even if over-practice makes over-perfection), one (and everything) must be increasingly be upgraded forever. Can you now relate better to Dakota wisdom above?
The PRESENT is always misled and misleading, treasuring a great promise of deceit. The FUTURE is eloquently transparent and clear, crippling — in advance — violators of ethics, morality, principles, integrity, and dignity.
The PRESENT has its eyes glued to the inside-outs. The FUTURE is immensely into staring at its outside-ins.
The PRESENT is a powerless hostage not interested in any honorable vindication at all.
The PRESENT is sick and ailing because of: (a) its once-true believes, (b) its once-true assumptions, (c) its once-true conventions, (d) its never true misconceptions, (e) its once-true cosmos-vision (weltanschauung), (f) its once-true systems of belief, (g) its once-true truisms, (h) its once-true “common sense,” (i) its once-true “good luck,” so forth. “The future is going to get invented, with you or without you. But if you want to build the new, you must first dismantle your existing belief system and burn for scrap anything that is not endlessly and universally true.” 
From the human point of view, these changed changes will be a throwing away of all the previous maxims in a rather violent and abrupt way.
The PRESENT is pseudo-architected and mobilized in tearing down achievement. The FUTURE is forever re-architecting itself while massively out-fostering breakthrough achievements.
Subsequently, the FUTURE will incessantly remain redefining the totality and the entirety of (i) all and (ii) everything (known, unknown, improbable, impossible, thinkable, unthinkable, concerning, and desirable within and outside the laws of physics, quantum mechanics, and other science of “exactness”). I now warmly welcome you, ladies and gentlemen, to “Futuretronium.” 
Some serious scientists are making the case of conquering humans’ immortality or, at least, some thousand years of healthy living in the upcoming years.
In making their case, they insist that we are all made of an eternal molecule known as DNA. You’d better believe on the doubles!
They insist that the DNA molecule has been with us through billions of years. Ray Kurzweil proclaims that “by the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate” . Get ready then! Let this brief paragraph to be introductory to the one ensuing.
Futuretronium will ultimately and inexorably transform into Computronium , , a technocratic, adhocratic, stratocratic, plutocratic empire thoroughly immersed in the overbearingly qualities: techie, nerdy, brainy, geekish, whose subject matter is the designated output of: (a) humans, (b) enhanced humans, (c) pseudo-humans, (d) post-humans, (e) super-humans (over-men), (f) bionicals, (g) superhumanly intelligent beings, (h) robots, (i) hybrids, (j) trans-humans, (k) post-biologicals, and (l) a combination of all of the priors.
While the PRESENT vastly underestimates the influence of the present-day Internet, the FUTURE will capture every known and unknown force to crown itself into ruthless Computronium. 
This Royal is not silly dignitary as one will see him out-compute the entirety of the Universe (and Multiverse, the Universe’s first-and-foremost father).
In the near FUTURE’s (in the zillion flows between Futuretronium, the adolescent, and Computronium, the adult), your dreams, fantasies, and nightmares will all be literally out-dreamed and/or out-daydreamed and/or out-smarted and/or out-shinned and/or out-foretold by a factor of zillion orders of magnitude.
The FUTURE is bathed, as the PRESENT has already been carefully hinted, with artifacts that as a whole are pervasively awakened. These FUTURES are beyond boundary-less-ness.
The FUTURE is for eternity unfolding before most people’s absent-minded eyes, independently if those eyes are appended or not to so-called “prepared minds.” The myopia is within the mind not in the corneas.
The PRESENT is mostly about hardware (palpably tangibles). The FUTURE is greatly about software (palpably and not, intangibles with consequences and sequels both in the physical and vivid virtual worlds).
The hardware era, ever-changing and adapting, is giving way to the software era. Will next generation man-made software use the Universe as a maximum multi-supercomputer hardware?
This colossal eons-streaming Era, regardless of time locus, is constantly under ruthless ruling by the FUTURE.
If you're not remembering the FUTURE is only because you are ignoring every lesson by the PAST and PRESENT, both a PAST and a PRESENT, in my view, designated by the express mandates and designs of the FUTURE.
Vest your interest in the FUTURE since planting your hopes in preterit times will succeed into failure without a fail.
The PRESENT makes a great number of mistakes once, twice, thrice and beyond that without learning a single lesson from even the most recent and gravest mistakes.
The FUTURE is into extracting the critical lessons learned lavishly and abusively ignored in the past and present.
Whether or not you’re seeking a rival and if the FUTURE is not conscientiously conceived, designed, develop and created, the FUTURES will become your most formidable adversaries.
In unnoticeable yet transformational movement is what the FUTURE’s status quo has become, a status quo that is pervasively fluid and impermanent in perpetuity. On the contrary, the PRESENT’s status quo is erratic, timid, disorganized, idiotic and consequently banal.
While the FUTURE is markedly concentrated and focused on every matter in which it has a vested interest, the PRESENT is over-fragmented — greatly Balkanized —, thus lacking attention and excessive in dilution of results.
In dealing with our systems of beliefs, strongly held assumptions, conventions and cosmos vision (Weltanschauung), the FUTURE, into walking habitually great lengths, ascertain that the PRESENT is a thing of the past and the past is a thing further back to the primordial big bang.
QUESTION: WHY DON’T WE MAKE OF THE FUTURE A THING OF THE PAST?
The FUTURE is not in hot pursuit of the PRESENT. The PRESENT represents one fluid expression by the ever-more autocratic unstoppable rulings by demanded the FUTURE.
Yet we have now a great likelihood to make the most intelligent decision to lowering the downsides and upping and upgrading the upsides.
The FUTURE is accustomed and indifferent to the PRESENT’s most self-valued quality, its quality of distraction.
The PRESENT is a laggard. The FUTURE is an out-doer beyond the influence spheres of execution. Here execution only equates to execution of and through relevance, not taking it said execution to the “extra mile” but to the “extra league.” A league is about three miles.
The FUTURE is a composite vector in reversal to the PRESENT and back forth to the times to come.
The PRESENT is, at all times, taking a forty-wink siesta as it dreams of stealing credits and glories from his countrymen. The FUTURE — under its own ways, modes and rulings — is relentless rendering time progressively nonexistent.
The FUTURE is, in every occasion, making the PRESENT déclassé and hence démodé. , .
The FUTURE spies on the PRESENT comprehensively. The PRESENT’s counter-spying attempts on and towards the FUTURE are less than primitive and more than entirely ludicrous.
When the FUTURE wishes to blend in with the PRESENT, said PRESENT shocks.
With the progression and retrogression of “time,” the postmodern modernity is becoming more and more “modern” by unprecedented “shock and awe” standards.
The PRESENT is sleepwalking while the FUTURE is daydreaming like a savant’s child wondering around MIT, Caltech and NASA.
The PRESENT is the perfect personification of an accommodationist while the FUTURE is the most robust believer (thoroughly faithful and without rudimentary, slowing-down psychological complexes) on his deeds and own existential existence.
To get underneath the FUTURE's skin is the only path to understanding the ever-revolutionizing nature of changed changes.
If you wish to engender lucrative change, you need to bring about contradictions and paradoxes to make friends with unfamiliarity. Subsequently, John Naisbitt puts it: “You just have to hang out with the paradoxes, hang out with the contradictions until you understand them. When there is a perceived contradiction, I like to look for something that helps to resolve the contradiction. A lot of people have an either/or mentality. We get the Internet and everyone says, ‘Well newspapers are going to go away.’ It’s not either/or. There will be a change in the mix, that’s all.”
In the same order of ideas, Hamel indicates: “Look for dis-confirming evidence, for things that don’t fit, for things that don’t ajar.” 
Many, many times Dr. Stephen Hawking has indicated that studying the outer space is not indispensable but not study it is “foolish.” Hence, it is impossible for one not to study about cosmology without being greatly immersed in future studies. If you can understand the current flux of massive impacts by changed change, you need to give you authorization to understand this complex theme. 
In this account, Dr. Stephen Hawking is in perfect alignment with President John F. Kennedy. “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say the we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.” 
In consequence, practice the tradition of actionable mindful mentality — in every theater of operations — without the dragging hold-backs by so-called traditions.
Learn a difficult lesson easily and immediately by Thomas Jefferson: “I prefer the stories of the future than history.”
In matters of actual challenging one’s own intellect, any “too much” effort to this end is evermore “too little.”
We must, wherefore, strive exponentially and creatively forever to capture now the best (optimum) from the ever-forthcoming FUTURES. Striving without the maxim effort in taking possession of applied omniscience coupled with universal morality and ethics will render absolutely worthless.
The PRESENT is concave whereas the FUTURE is convex, vexingly convex as a Big Bang’s catch-as-catch-can.
The PRESENT is the frenzy of irrelevance and the FUTURE is the everlastingly-increasing climax of the critical mass that catapults civilization into unknown unknowns.
The PRESENT seems to be into “moribund” mode as the FUTURE is redefining its always-unfolding birth. Birth is death in reversal and consequently death is birth in reversal.
The PRESENT tergiversates itself. The FUTURE, out of a domicile located in the PRESENT, is hugely tergiversated by large majorities.
The FUTURE is within a subterfuge and must be lucidly unveiled if you want to make your life prosper.
The PRESENT is not diametrically opposed to the FUTURE. The FUTURE is just diametrically different.
What are you going to in the PRESENT before the “fierce urgency of now” FUTURE and its ignored (whether existentially lucrative or not) waking-up calls?
I don’t know about the PRESENT and its quality being laissez-faire. The FUTURE does its intellectually hard working rendering emotions useless. This bohemian PRESENT yet an un-salvageable one self-propelled into crass stupidity till FUTURE’s last calling.
The PRESENT systematically fails to crack the FUTURE’s codes. It seems that the PRESENT is irremediably stubborn by genetic design, genetic design of four billion years old.
When the PRESENT reads individual autobiographies by the PAST aloud, a clear picture of the case for change emerges and a still-fuzzy vision of the FUTURE started to show through.
The PRESENT is concentrated on following up on the PAST’s attempts to decipher the FUTURE. In the process, the PRESENT secures its preparations to meet the FUTURE worthless.
The FUTURE — while being savvy and rigorous into exercising its own far-sight and foresight — operates heretofore.
Are we located in the PRESENT really thinking about shaping the FUTURE or rather is the FUTURE shaping us beyond our limited comprehension?
Under the “least worst” scenario, the PRESENT is being shockingly reminded that the world continues to flow at warp speed.
But giving the youngest and newest PRESENTS a central role in plotting Computronium’s forthcoming course not only keeps Futuretronium supplied with ideas at the cutting-edge but also creates a context in which letting go of the PAST and reaching out for a new FUTURE is the only unimpeachable norm.
The PRESENT is a rattlesnake while the FUTURE is a python, a python of the enormity sucking power posed by a so-called “Black Hole.”
The FUTURE never becomes tainted by yesterday beliefs, assumptions and conventions when further thinking about advancing the morrow.
A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) is important. But now it’s more important the most pervasive amplification of the human mind via biological media only so that we can conceive and develop our own FUTURES and those incumbent to the people we care for!
In deciphering (de-encrypting) the FUTURE now and making the PRESENT a “thing of the PAST,” one must learn an easy lesson:
Post-mortem analyzes are indispensable. Yet pre-mortem analyzes (especially the qualitatively driven ones) are beyond grandiose. In order to institute the latter you must inquisitively learn to discern, think, heed, ponder, scale and become furiously and industriously mobilized without losing composure, civility, and harmony.
RELEVANT COMMENTARIES TO CLARIFY HIDEOUS MISUNDERSTANDINGS (UNDER SYSTEMATIC COMMISSION) BY MAGNIFICENT PEOPLE
# 1.- No success, BUT NOW the accumulation of documented, assimilated and run-able, as well as motorized lessons learned by you and out of your own and especially those acquired by others' wisdom. That is, everyone does his / her own relevant and irrelevant things, as well as everyone does his / her own consequences and responsibilities stemming from said relevant and irrelevant things. Sequels and consequences are mostly static, but sub-sequences that are beyond kinetic, both in the downSIDES and UPsides.
# 2.- No strategies, BUT NOW composite stratagems. Stratagems do not ever make the case, nor the merits, for you to violate timeless morality, principles and ethics. It’s driven by limitless-ly practical knowledge to prevent and solve problems. Any growth in every field of knowledge and serious discipline, as any growth in skills and insights and perspectives, is futile and dangerous if it is not engendered and coupled by a MORALITY GROWTH.
# 3.- No faith in luck, BUT NOW ample instituting of applied omniscience. “Lucky strikes” are matters of persistently rigorous — and highly respected — rocket scientists, literally. Practitioners with the utmost perseverance, guided by supreme empirical knowledge, are granted Victory. Remember the DARPA’s adage: “If you’re not failing frequently, you’re not succeeding enough.”
It's opportune to mention that the hardest it's to “succeed,” say, in “markets” of maximum uncertainties, as two things will happen. First, the general entrepreneurial climate will be more and more defying (as per new “normals” and new “ab-normals”).
Second, your colleagues will make ever-largest efforts to compete “against” you for the same, say, professional service contracts you're seeking. In matter-of-fact talking, your colleague becomes your rival, never your enemy. More “space” for thriving is there in place when you self-educate yourself seriously.
Under the highest analysis and in actuality, your worst “sworn out” enemy is the one living by mediocrity and ignorance. Those mobilizing mediocrity and ignorance will eternally recur to violations of ethics, morality and principle. They’re insidious contrarians to the Rule of Law and Rigor Juris, as they wish for the human race to be declared in Rigor Mortis.
# 4.- No “common sense” of antiquity, BUT NOW profound and thorough, judicious and conscientious judgment and updated, expedient and experienced discernment, adaptable, re-adaptable and upgradeable in real time forever. Let’s get real; the only way to operate is (i) cross-functional, (ii) multidimensional and (iii) pluri-contextual — (i), (ii) and (iii) subjected to a plethora of mind’s filters — and to state it mildly, briefly and overly simplistic. Therefore: (i), (ii) and (iii) above are executed at the same time (i.e. simultaneously). Ignoramuses of supine ignorance will insist on short-cutting august bodies of knowledge without knowing the operational consequences, sequels, and sub-sequences.
They don't understand and will never understand the pontificated maxim, “everything is related to everything else.” And to make matters worse, they will deploy and enforce universal and devastating imprudence, imprudence, imprudence and more imprudence. That imprudence so readily activated by the baseness-concentrated “practitioner”. When invoking “Everything is related to everything else,” it is succinctly to say (that is) by way of matter-of-fact example:
“Everything is interrelated to everything else.”
“Everything is connected to everything else.”
“Everything is interconnected to everything else.”
“Everything is intricate to everything else.”
“Everything is involved in everything else.”
“Everything is inter-associated to everything else.”
“Everything is interlocked to everything else.”
“Everything is inter-coupled to everything else.”
“Everything is inter-joined to everything else.”
“Everything is conjoint to everything else.”
“Everything is inter-tied to everything else.”
“Everything is interdependent to everything else.”
“Everything is correlated to everything else.”
“Everything is intertwined with everything else.”
“Everything is intermeshed with everything else.”
“Everything is implicated in everything else.”
“Everything is entangled with everything else.”
“Everything is entwined with everything else.”
“Everything is tangled with everything else.”
“Everything is knotted with everything else.”
“Everything is interwoven into everything else.”
“Everything is engaged with everything else.”
“Everything co-depends on everything else.”
“Everything is parenthetical to everything else.”
Some managers and business practitioners are still planted in the 80’s and 90’s intact. Seemingly, as per them, time is fixed. Subsequently, they keep stubbornly talking about “re-engineering.” Are they informed of the Information Technology Revolution? In this eon, you conceive, develop and create you own future. You don’t use organizational “Band-Aids,” Do you? Even back in those days, Wasn’t re-engineering needing then and now some dramatic overhauling?
Sufficient tsunamis of imprudence to incontrovertibly declare a war to a superpower under unprecedented un-preparedness, further imperiling the viability of this planet. The experts in conflict avoidance and conflict negotiation of the Law School at the University of Harvard are most sought around the world. They made tons of publications and you see the entrepreneur “calling names” to the lead (candidate) that is potentially becoming his / her corporate customer.
The Oxford Dictionary defines “prudent”: “(Of person or conduct) careful to avoid undesired consequences; circumspect; discreet.”
Regardless, and unfortunately, the rampage of systematic violation of prudence will be carried on by both genders without a fail. QUESTION: Are they seeking a medical appointment with Dr. Jack Kevorkian, MD?
A Renaissance man on ethics and morality?
Leonardo Da Vinci (attributed to): “That who doesn’t punish evil facilitates it.”
The good aspect about ignoramuses (also known as simpleton) is that they will unequivocally make certain that thorny issues branch out into greater imprudence.
As sometimes there are errors of judgment and interpretation about a patient’s diagnostics, these same errors are happening all the time in the finest organizations (I mean all types of organizations, including public and NGO ones). To worsen matters further, the judicious and expedient discernment of the driving forces that interconnect this flowing present with divergent futures is an immense effort.
That effort entails that experience and expertise are simultaneously using every science, every art, every practice, every discipline so that is put to work in unprecedented ways to avoid strategic surprises that always demeanor our quality of life while upgrades the potential disruption through a plethora of existential threats that we must micro- and macro-manage in advance and cleverly.
If we keep our mind hypnotized but the idiotic waves and not but the currents underneath, having our sensory capabilities “plugged” to distractions of music and video and un-transcendental “chit chat,” we are set out to ignore issues. And when we ignore issues, we are begging for epic problems. Unfortunately, we get too good at invoking disgraces upon ourselves, Aren’t we? It’s more entertaining and more fun to get advantageous results for the self out of ex nihilo, Isn’t it?
Alvin Toffler dedicates a thought to imprudence masterminds: “In the world of the future, the new illiterate will be the person who has not learned to learn.” 
In most advanced risk management application, we must always assess the potential disruption capitalized in incidents and disruptions by the so-called human factor. Some people speak freely and even pontificate about how to accomplish a good interpersonal style. Then you note that person is not getting alone with a diversity of people. But how, in Heavens, do you expect someone to have a good relationship with someone else if he or she has a permanent catastrophic relationship with the own self?
Imprudent people — there are too many ones to the disfavor to the human race — are incessantly and indefatigably in ascertaining an Olympian effort to reinforce the Titanic’s diligence in searching of an iceberg. You cannot go to a new place with an old map. And the place is changing in REAL-TIME FOREVER, Imagine the map?
Some of these imprudent ones are set out to keep insisting on getting a medical consultation appointment with honorable Dr. Jack Kevorkian, M.D. Any physician will give those some words of wisdom and correction.
In speaking about knowledge and ignorance, President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a State noted for strength, and we stand in need of all three, for we meet in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.” 
One can be wise even not knowing?
A U.S. Air Force Colonel who used to repeat it frequently: “It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool that open your mouth and remove any doubt.”
There are many things I like about General David Petraeus (at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Petraeus). One is that he is utterly prudent, civil and courteous. I like he knows well how and when and for how long to exercise his utmost toughness. Don't get me wrong, he will assail Attila and the Huns if his Commander and Chief (C. in C.) warrants it. And to an optimum degree.
But this General officer is the type of statesman that is always dealing with the news corps in correction and kindness to cite a brief example. He would even take the Q. A. sessions from any media stunt and immediately elicit: (1) “This I can inform this media about,” and (2) “Because of legal and/or strategic reasons, This I cannot inform this media about.”
He goes out on official commissioning meeting a plethora of diverse people, respecting and honoring even those ones who might be in an antagonistic position with that represented by him, General Petraeus. He's got the superb (qualitative) analytics capabilities, the know-how, an immense ability to go from abstract thinking through and to specific milestones conquering.
I don't hear him “yelling,” but speaking “evenly” and nicely and yet unambiguously. His emotional stability is unbeatable. He's a gentleman and treats everyone as a lady or gentleman. You see, he does not like at all any casualties (in no side). He knows better than anyone else the irreparable cost of blood wasted. He saves his ammo and his best tools are his gestures and crystal-clear thoughts and communication. He is not into demolition BUT INTO MAGNIFICENTLY BUILDING.
Now check the lawyers holding public office at Diplomatic Corps anywhere in the world, making immutable threats from A to Z without measuring the consequences and from a distant place (a bit too hygienic) using said “blood” as “wild-card” arguments to sustain the tenure and perks of their public office holding.
Diplomatic corps should be embedded in some military patrols in Afghanistan to get feel of thousands of “projectiles” fired at them and to shut up their mouth for good.
Diplomacy and peace?
What does Ambrose Bierce have to say about peace: “[Peace is,] in international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.” 
Do they hear to the subject of the Queen who is also an American patriot? Winston Churchill argues in this regard: “If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.” 
Regarding people into beloved imprudence, ignorance and not making reasonable decisions by the simpletonhood constituency, Where can we get additional underpinnings?
QUESTION: Do we desperately need a worldwide ignoramuses and simpletons shortage?
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (30 March 1746 — 16 April 1828): “The reason slept produces monsters.” 
Besides not “flaming” further infernos by interpersonal arguments, there is an additional consideration that I’d like to add by my paternal grandfather, who used to remind his children: “Study and, when grown up, you will neither be the tyrants' toy nor the passions' servile slave.”
In speaking about Peace, President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.”  Seconding this motion, not less but one of the scientist who identified the DNA structure. Thus, Dr. James D. Watson, PhD: “Science gives society a great sense of decisive freedom.” 
Most prominent Harvard University's Roger Fisher spoke, at length, about not making “life-to-death” enemies out of everyone and tiny incidents. His calling was about (a) Understanding complexities, and (b) Acting with immense prudence and constructiveness. Mr. Fisher guides his life and profession through severely sensible judgments and actions. A “role model” to be followed in the West and the world. One of his textbooks is outlined at http://amzn.to/a4hLG9
I am certain that Dr. Kissinger can confirm my POV on Mr. Fisher. Do other diplomatic corps around the world have a bookshelf with Fisher’s findings? Before every bee that we wish to make dance like Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire, Do we “tease” it with vinegar or sugar?
If we can fix a little misunderstanding with a hard-copy postcard, Why use — metaphorically speaking — a “shot gun” a priori? Is it that we’re homesick and therefore longing to travel back and establish roots in the “cavemen” domicile? Since we love proving ourselves unable and incompetent to overcome and supersede our human omni-obsolescence, we would “light speed” retreat by staying in the primordial state that savageness so kindly offered in that cozy domicile.
# 5.- No perfection, BUT NOW over-practicing towards [capturing in the facts and especially in before-the-fact mode] over-perfection (like NASA's Mars Rovers vastly demonstrated, these are facts and not “figures of speech”). Since you're imperfect, but totally responsible and conscientious and valuable and unique, you manage facts as the maximum perfectionist. When you're a perfect practitioner, there needn't be any perfectionist. Now, it comes to you “first nature.”
# 6.- No breakthroughs, BUT NOW conquering supernatural inventions and discoveries unendingly.
# 7.- No pseudo-serendipities seizing, BUT NOW pseudo-randomized — as well as entirely randomized — serendipities capturing and yet pseudo-randomized serendipities indirectly conducted ones into millennium-3's Holly Grail Conquests.
Conquests are to avoid and solve unknown and known problems, not to seek glories or powers, but to create valuable opportunities sustainably.
It doesn’t matter because, when you come to think of it, you can NEVER fall outside of exercising most-indispensable impossible-thinking discernment (that is, if you insist on honorably living in a domicile called Millennium 3).
Kindly please, as a result, forget about the serendipity era by Dr. Fleming. As we reverse engineer any technological device on the face of Earth, by the same token pseudo-serendipities are pseudo-programmed and pseudo-controlled serendipities and otherwise are to be thoroughly besieged by breakthroughs of inventions and discoveries without the anti-Victorian sentiment of the epiphany. Those into mind expansion don’t need epiphany experience in this plane at least.
The Ganges River in India is about 1,560 miles long. In scenario method as applied in Transformative and Integrative Risk Management (http://slidesha.re/Trans-Method), you see the genesis of the river and exercise your discernment to gain insight in advance about how the water currents will behave along each step to the final extreme.
In this approach, there isn’t a three-scenario limit, but indeed unlimited scenario formulation duly prioritized and lavishly countered (within the budget and the ultimate yardstick of financially soundness). To view a summation of what Transformative and Integrative Risk Management entails, log on to http://slidesha.re/TAIRM
The Success pyramid via Transformative and Integrative Risk Management can be seen at http://slidesha.re/bGaOLV
Transformational Success Imperatives via Transformative and Integrative Risk Management can be viewed at http://slidesha.re/cmNKli
By Quality Assurance I mean what is reflect in the following exhibit at http://bit.ly/d4NWqd
By “Transformative And Integrative Risk Management” Methodology I mean what is reflect in the following exhibit at http://bit.ly/9cmgzW
I have here spoken about mind expansion utilization. To cite an example to understand early on the Ganges River, among other applications, you will need what I called epidemiological thinking in place.
Regarding a “scenario” as that of the Ganges River, What is the take of a wise person 500 years before the advent of our Common Era? Let’s say, Heraclites — Greek Philosopher (c.540 — c. 480 BC) indicated: “No man ever steps into the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same men.” 
Speaking of the Ganges River and the usefulness of Transformative And Integrative Risk Management, see what the NASA’s founding father of Systems Risk Management comments:
Dr. Vernon Grose, DSc: “If a risk is not first identified, it can never be evaluated or controlled. So risk identification is like the headwaters of a river. All hazards [and its concomitant scenarios viewed in advance], not just the obvious, must be flushed out and brought to the attention of top management.” 
# 8.- No uninformed and/or savvy hunches, BUT NOW systematically all-knowingness bliss instituted by an all-out, over-focused and amplified brain, in which every hemisphere of the brain is exceedingly conjugated [in congruity and amplification] beyond the whole and/or the sum of the parts (thus exercising a global management perspective). You still have plenty of time before omni-bots take over, believe it or not! Would you love to ask Sir Martin Rees about it (might verify it here by the non fainthearted at http://amzn.to/boqqYf)?
Speaking of “omni-bots,” there is an interesting quotation to further respective understanding by Max Frisch (1911 — 1991): “In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. In the nineteenth century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the twentieth century it means schizoid self-alienation. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.” 
In my 1980 mechanical engineering technology workshop class, we had an experimental “desktop” robot designing to perfection and making sophisticated parts to over-perfection already (American technology). That took place in Montreal’s Dawson College. Now, if the totality of knowledge is doubling between every 5 to 2 years, How many scientific knowledge doublings have taken place since 1980? Some insight on this I elaborated about at http://bit.ly/9p3jFf and please also note the Future Elicitation and Elucidation Encyclopedia at http://bit.ly/98hNxC
Dr. Carol Bilsborough, PhD, a friend on mine, got her doctoral degree in the late sixties. In the year 2000, she told me that all over American universities professors and technologies were speaking of having the actual capabilities in place to manufacture everything with half of the then current headcount (manpower). Everyone wishes progress, Doesn’t he / she? These material desires will take us to the Technological Singularity (if the caveat allows it), the same technological singularity taught by NASA’ and Google’s Singularity University. Yes, yes, that is: If the CAVEAT below permits it.
# 9.- No wizardry, BUT NOW solemn execution and conscientious activation of every neuro-cell and gene and gene clusters through and until over-outcomes completion and over-completion sustained through times. And if there is real solemnity brought into action, there must also be impeccable decorum.
There is no moment now or ever for ideological or cultural inquisitions or disquisitions as if the ever-Byzantine one attempting to decipher the genders of the Angels and Archangels. The resolution of that debate is beyond the scope of this book. For instance, let's be specifically helpful: Can we turn de novo mutations and transmutations into highly desirable and fruitful anti-polymorphisms?
# 10.- No mundane universe, BUT NOW a sacrosanct multiverse, a multiverse with zillion dimensions whose calculations per yoctosecond are unstoppable. Until when? Until Computronium’s last say! In the mean time, scientific knowledge doubling will keep carrying on until what I call the “caveat.” See that “caveat” at http://bit.ly/9p3jFf
In “Leading The Revolution” (2000) textbook, Prof. Gary Hamel (http://bit.ly/dhcweR) makes an important point. Hamel is the Strategos Institute founder (http://www.strategos.com/) and Professor to London Business School (http://www.london.edu/).
There he establishes that, in order to close the leading-edge educational gap worldwide, there needs to be — via the Web — massive formal lectures (tele-edutainment) of 100,000 pupils per each hour. In doing this, you can irradiate hope with grounds and overcome said “caveat.”
# 11.- No “loud and clear” communication will ever suffice, BUT NOW kind, constructive, tactful and unambiguous over-communication with the applied omniscience perspective. Humans are transferring unprecedented levels of complexity (onto themselves and others), as well as the universe is beyond pronouncing, to everything they do (regardless of your noticing or not of zillion layers of sublimities, subtleties, intricacies and so on).
Hence, and unless you have unprecedented dominion in practice of every facet of science of complexities in your framework, please forget mentioning the appalling word “simplicity” and turn it back to honorable Thomas Paine, so that it’s coupled and buried with that reckless lexicon “common sense.”
Making the case against appalling “simplicity,” AT&T CEO in 1995 said: “The complexity of trying to manage these different businesses began to overwhelm the advantages of integration. The world has changed. Markets have changed.” 
# 12.- No marketing “mumbled chats” by sales reps into snake-oil selling and improper “charming,” BUT NOW turning your daydreams in turbo-charged drivers of indeed relevant driving forces lucidly, clearly and efficaciously. Remember to forget the waves and heed the underneath currents. Being superficial is a magnificent, yet a petty enchantment by and for the ill, flawed and evil while dis-servicing the humankind further. “Charming” is the “ing”-form of the plural noun “CHARMERS.”
# 13.- No sales, BUT NOW legitimately profiting from the lucrative redefinition of frictionless capitalism only for the service of the People and by the People. There is “the People and for the People and by the People” only if these incumbents self-ignite themselves into energetic democracy through pervasively brainy intelligence.
If “The People and for the People and by the People” does not take ownership of their rights and duties, somebody else will and ruthlessly. “Self-ignite themselves into energetic democratic” equates to possessing own self-drive for relevant achievement with the Hellenistic perspective. 
# 14.- No politics as usual, BUT NOW unusual scientific mind-set with millinery tact and civility extraneous to manipulation, deceit and lie-telling, yet beyond unimpeachable orthodoxy towards relevance, growth and peace.
# 15.- No quick whispered talk, BUT NOW slow and wise. No slow deed BUT NOW light-speed executions with deepest knowledge of your operational achievements. Too many ones wish to ignore, bastardize and satirized theory to “succeed,” as per their flawed POVs, in a blind and effortless “practice” to furthering searching of their own existential undermining (sometimes own devastation).
To the ones exercising their own civil rights, there are words of immense precaution. Timely is to remember Einstein’s thoughts, “There is nothing more practical than theory.”  Folks, listening to Einstein, get beyond acrimonious and bitter and get unproductive. That is, to achieve or not to achieve what? What is and what is not the strategic end in said folks’ pursuit?
# 16.- To this end: U.S. clergyman and academician George W. Rutler, S.T.D. (Doctor of Sacred Theology) clearly stated that compared to the illustration in existence in the Dark Ages was, by far, much more illuminated than that of this era of the global “society of knowledge.”
Father and Dr. Rutler is the author of the book: Crisis of Saints: The Call to Heroic Faith in an Unheroic World (ISBN-10: 0824525256). Ruttler added that there is universal grave misunderstanding and permanent and ever-increasing underestimation concerning the enlightenment degree pursued in the Dark Ages, clearly suggesting that said pursue then was much greater then than now. In any field of knowledge, Rutler's intellect is beyond sophistication by any serious measure. Regardless of systems of belief and cosmos-vision and weltanschauung, I enjoy immensely consecrated intellects that speak of peace and enlightenment search and electrified implementation above and beyond dogma and doctrine. You just can’t question an impeccable intellect wherever it comes from, since it comes from everywhere with immaculate reasoning.
# 17.- This world is immersed in too many global crises. Many sub-optimum strategies are being tried as countermeasures (rampantly failing for over twelve years to our joint disgrace) with outdated and erroneous discernment processes. Priorities, guidelines, protocols, benchmarks, metrics, criteria, profiling, diagnostics are way beyond flawed and incomplete. To shed light Dr. Einstein subsequently indicates: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”  Dr. Bertrand Russell, along those lines addressing this fashionable “phenomena,” also sentenced: “I know of more people who'd rather die than think.” 
# 18.- Around the world, beginning with all kinds of public servants in advanced nations, are freely speaking of two terms. One is “systemic risk” and the other is “volatility.” Ninety-eight percent, being merciful, of said constituents have no idea at all what they’re talking about and sometimes legislating and regulating and reforming frames of reference upon the weakest grounds and most labile merits. In addition they had no idea about the science, art, practice, discipline and ultimate-truth-seeking endeavors of absolute management, do they?
# 19.- No priorities, BUT NOW an structured existential sense of urgency with an august body of new theories and through rampant and refined operational weaponry of organizational management. Again, it’s about notably practical theories. Some folks are paying great attention, but the largest majorities are set to allow their life circumstances to be ruled by limbos and self-seduced devastation. Dr. Henry Kissinger incontrovertibly indicated, “An ignored issue is an invitation to problems.”
You might like or dislike Dr. Kissinger. But in my view he is the most eminent geopolitical academician and practitioner alive in the world today.
# 20.- No material magnates, BUT NOW spiritual and intellectual tycoons. We need magnates to generate employment and economic dynamism.
# 21.- No more leadership, BUT NOW lavishly solving it all by learning, teaching and question-making within unconditional relevance to both their communities and the world at large.
# 22.- No excellence quest, BUT NOW the re-conceptualization of management's Holly Grail for Life. Unfortunately, the words “excellent” and “excellence” have been worn out impiously. Ergo, we must go back to the scientific method practice and parlance (say, “optimum,” “sub-optimum,” “ineffectual,” “inessential”).
# 23.- No Napoleon Hill, BUT NOW Napoleon Bonaparte and the Industrial Military Complex (including DARPA, NASA, et al.) . To the socialistic digerati I call upon his / her attention that the web and the Internet were solely manufactured by DARPA.
# 24.- No “success” accomplishers turned into “masterminds” — so-called — , BUT NOW a roulette “spinner” in a dogged search against ubiquitous Mediocrity Dom and on behalf of crippling the securing of failure in the light of daring maximum uncertainties.
There are majorities feeling that they’re prevailing by imposing on themselves the success of failure. They even boast about it. Relax that your Magna Charta allows for you to pontificate on consummating silliness as your own for-Life apostle-hood, as long as you don't damage the innocent by-standers.
If Napoleon Hill is the maximum “mastermind,” Can we consequently call “baby” masterminds the ensuing: Moses, Socrates, Archimedes, Newton, Aristotle, Plato, Shakespeare, Bacon, Milton, Galileo, Da Vinci, Kant, Nietzsche, Goethe?
# 25.- No more “street smart” (rather “Silicon Valley” savvy), BUT NOW Silicon Valley' and space-walkers' cleverness, guiding the driving forces in the world, universe and multiverse. You must go to Mars to better understand Earth. As JFK putted it, “We choose go to the Moon because it's difficult...”
# 26.- No emotional intelligence, nor political correctness, BUT NOW ethics, morality and principle-center crystallized and galvanized into deeds. Ask Francis Bacon, “baseness” and uncouthness are for consummated losers and flawed doers or un-institutionalized psychopaths that eminent Sir Martin Rees affectionately calls “loners.” He is the English Crown’s top scientist and a prominent Cambridge University professor.
Were Newton and Da Vinci dangerous “loners”? Indeed!
# 27.- No IPOs, BUT NOW the starting and blurring flux of betting wildest dreams and nightmares between Vegas and M.I.T. between NASA’s Ames Research Center and Monte Carlo, between Byzantium and Oxbridge, between the libraries of Alexandria and that of the U.S. Congress.
# 28.- No Sci nor Fi, BUT NOW actionable OmniSci.
# 29.- No more chemistry, BUT NOW most advanced materials science applications.
# 30.- No more quantum mechanics, BUT NOW most advanced nanotechnology applications.
# 31.- No more biotechnology, BUT NOW most advanced biotechnology-and-genomic applications.
# 32.- No more mathematics, BUT NOW most advanced Artificial Intelligence computing applications.
# 33.- No more green energy, BUT NOW getting a perpetual pro bono ride from gravity and/or “dark matter and dark energy” forces or forces propelled by the intermeshed of electromagnetic fields besieging Earth and cosmos, sequestered and modulated onto any commuting and/or mobilizing and/or awaken device, regardless of size and scale.
# 34.- No more insurance, BUT NOW bazaar tokens to gamble your compromised mortgage or business plan against a vivid, uncontrolled hallucination, while your inputted funds are enjoyed à la Dolce Vita by the few reputable, insurers and re-insurers — so-called. What do they insure? Indeed! Do insurers assure that “losses funds” or “losses reserves” are extremely well gambled to the favor of the proprietorship of such insurer’s companies at the expense of the folly “policy holder”?
# 35.- No more banking, BUT NOW the start-up cost to wasting you 401K as per your own sovereign desires.
# 36.- No more stock options, BUT NOW robust investments in graveyards and coffins, transportable into outer space. Does one need a stock trader to “honestly” broker matters of afterworld and afterlife really?
The undersigned and the present material’s author: “Until rigor mortis is completed, there’d better be rigor juris only.”  You won’t go cryogenized, Will you? A broker to do what? Isn't there the web and Internet, the grandiosest disintermediator indeed, in the first place? In addressing some matters of educational reforms, former British Premier Tony Blair insisted aloud and vehemently on three words: “EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION.”
# 37.- No more beyond petroleum, BUT NOW the supine ignorance of stewarding Beyond Perils without most advanced risk management both in private, public, NGO and supranational office. The American Negro Foundation, by the way, has a superb institutional message: “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
# 38.- No more foolishness of Keeping It Simple — Stupid, BUT NOW Keep It Scientific — Savant. Scan around for the right K.I.S.S. Ascertain it isn't the failing French mode one.
# 39.- Challenge yourself, BUT NOW is about over-challenging yourself perennially to over-accomplish eternally and outsmarting legitimate and lawful “rivals.” Honor them and do as Mr. Lincoln, eliminating your enemies by transforming them into your friends. Friends does not equate with an onerous psychiatrists.
# 40.- There are not processes — so-called — , BUT NOW carefully crafted, knowledge-laden transactions whose channels and pathways are being systemically, systematically and holistically considered, strategized, managed, and corrected to indisputably optimum quality results (thus exercising a global management perspective).
Optimum quality is a matter of practical and palpable tangibles though there is a huge prerequisite (that must come in early on before ANYTHING else), which is represented by the intangibles embedded in the august body of knowledge that secures said practical and palpable tangibles.
It is not here connoted “transaction” as a matter of a financial deed but, rather, as an important engineered action of onerous intangibles with the applied omniscience perspective. In matters of great silliness, there are multitudes concerned about the usage of semantics. In matters of great relevance to Earth, there are NEVER multitudes concerned about the optimum usage of semantics.
# 41.- Incidentally and regarding the level of quality, times changes: (a) the specifications, (b) the expectations, (c) the standards, (d) the best practices (seriously), and so on. Those “best practices” are under the huge requirement of qualitative overhauling while multitudes insist on worshiping quantitative analyzes to further amplify their own blunders into large calamities. No, no, no. Analytics is about 90% qualitative states and 10% quantitative states (sic). These “states” are impermanent and under forces of flux beyond 3-D lateral thinking. Get onboard some tiny bit of vertical thinking as well, among many other amenities. Sir Winston Churchill has many approaches to institute mind amplification, one of them given to him by a prominent New Yorker. Yes, lateral thinking is indeed a sensible step. But I believe that, though is greatly appreciated by the undersigned, it will not suffice at all by itself only.
What is lateral thinking? “Lateral thinking is both an attitude and also a number of defined methods. The attitude of mind involves the willingness to try to look at things in different ways. It involves an appreciation that any way of looking at things is only one among many possible ways. It involves an understanding of how the mind uses patterns and the need to escape from an established pattern in order to switch into a better one.” (Edward De Bono) 
# 42.- It is not a matter about “thinking out of the box,” BUT NOW it's concerning thinking about this multiverse (multiverse equates to computronium). If the present is a function of the future, Is the multiverse a function of the future too? Or is the future a function of the multiverse? I will be addressing these questions at a later time as some reflections and scientific research becomes available to me. , 
# 43.- No omniscience, BUT NOW it’s about utilizing optimum applied omniscience to systematically and progressively understand the fundamental mechanisms (e.g., fundamental mechanisms equate to fundamental systems) underlying any targeted component, sub-system and system under and beyond the Sun. Got to go epidemiological thinking, gestalt and Einstenian gedanke. Stay at rest when you notice physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists in a hurry telling you that the human being is not a single system but a “multi-systemic system.”
All things considered ultimately, and given the ruling of and by the patrician and patriarch multiverse, any system — when held against taxonomic comparisons before the multiverse — is always a sub-system. We got on the luminescent boat boarded by several patriarchs, including Aristotle and Plato as an infinitesimal fraction of the down payment. The wrong expression is “multi-systemic system” while the undeniably correct one is “multi-subsystemic system.”
# 44.- It Doesn’t Suffice Anymore:
“Seek and You Shall Find
Ask and You Shall Receive
Knock and the door
Shall be opened.”
“Over-Seek and You Shall Over-Find
Over-Ask and You Shall Over-Receive
Over-Knock and the door
Shall be overly opened.”
# 45.- No sub-standard term, BUT NOW the universal application — before problem avoidance and problem solution and opportunity creation — of the “D. S.” acronym, that is really: Doctor in Science (D.Sc.). No silly needs here. Doctor is a millenarian term that means “teacher.” Is there a Doctor in Fine Arts? Don’t we need a Doctor in Fine Arts? Don't ever seek the best teacher you want outside YOURSELF unless you adore being slaved.
A PROMINENT MESSAGE ON LEADERSHIP FROM THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY:
St. Ignatius Loyola (1491 — 1556) — founder of the Jesuits — :
“Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest;
To give and not to count the cost;
To fight and not to heed the wounds;
To toil and not to seek for rest;
To labour and not to ask for any reward
Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.”
# 46.- NB: As the American sage stated it — seriously speaking — , “every little bit helps.” 
In the mean time, the undersigned suggest his own self the ensuing:
“Follow and institute your own omniscience-driven bliss without innuendos. Thus, demolish this trivial present as your executions are focused (a là Zen) on conceiving, developing and implementing new futures in the as-of-now present and beyond!” 
“Predictions tend to be linear extrapolations; technological advances tend to throw curves. Predicting poorly one curved is already impossible enough without adding three more curves, to say nothing of the seven others neither of us considered, but which will actually play a more central role.” By Dr. Michael Fossel, PhD, MD
There are some predictions and forecast included in this work as they were elaborated by independent third parties. I only do “driving forces” and their concrete projections for customers and myself.
DEMYSTIFYING THE “REAL DEAL” IN PROFESSION, TECHNOLOGY, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT, STRATEGY, AND BUSINESS, AS WELL AS OFFERING THE CLEAREST BLUEPRINT!
Briefly and generically stated, you meet and prevail through realities by instituting — for instance ─ the following road map.
First! Once you understand that the most important thing to nurture is the rotational-and-translational motion revolting within and beyond the innermost core of / by you, you can do your ethics and morality. Now you have conquered bridge 1. Conquering the foundational pillar also implies that ever facet of your personal and professional life will be carried on with dogged solemnity.
Second! Once you do your ethics and morality, you can do your actionable knowledge for Life. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 2 for Life.
Third! Once your actionable knowledge is done by you, you can do your corporate planning and respective marshaled strategy. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 3 for Life.
Fourth! Once your corporate planning and respective marshaled strategy is done by you, you can do your systems hazard management. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 4 for Life.
Fifth! Once your systems hazard management is done by you, you can do your systems quality assurance management. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 5 for Life.
Sixth! Once your cross-functional systems quality assurance management is done by you, you can do your systems reliability engineering. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 6 for Life.
Seventh! Once your systems reliability engineering is done by you, you can do your systems risk management. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 7 for Life.
Eighth! Once your systems risk management — with the applied omniscience perspective — is done by you, you can do your contingency planning lavishly (with thousands layers of redundancy in place) for Life. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 8 for Life.
Ninth! When your contingency planning is done by you, you can do your benefits (upsides and downsides). Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 9 for Life.
Tenth! When benefits are done by you and you become hyper-engage into pervasively transformational self-renewal and self-challenging (in excelsis) of your own intellect, you can do your sustainability perpetually. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 10 for Life.
Eleventh! Now you can conceive and design your own profession and tenure while concentrating in capturing womb-to-tomb (so-called) “success” and its gargantuan sustainability effort. Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 11 for Life.
Twelfth! Neither “the secret,” nor the “hidden secret,” nor the “discrete secret” magnificent marketing stunts will warrant the oxygen that your mind, body, and souls require (sic). Now you have conquered and will be conquering bridge 12 for Life.
QUESTION: What do Ralph Waldo Emerson, James D. Watson, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Arthur C. Clarke, Bernard D'espagnat, Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan, Malcolm S. Knowles, Bertrand Russell, Francis Bacon, Henry Kissinger, Otto Herman Khan, Burrhus Frederic Skinner, and the Panchatantra <<>> have in common, so they can offer us a positive and constructive reflection to navigate with an even-keeled vessel through unchartered waters in the third millennium? — A Critico-Creative Thinking Prescription To Illustrate Success In 16 Steps!
Emerson indicates that educators do not educate but offer the means of education. I am not trying to educate anyone but myself through these lines. However, most of my wisest colleagues and thoughtful friends are seeking relevant contents. Relevant contents that prove interesting in entertaining their legitimately hungriest minds as they mean well in every purpose. All citations here are accurate to the best of my knowledge. Not even for educational purposes have them been simplified or modified in any way since it is neither my duty nor nature as of now. Subsequently, quotations have been kept intact as they have become available to me.
1.- First off, we must establish universal acceptance of the greatest axiom of all times pertaining to the subject matter to be dealt with now. Said axiom establishes: “An ounce of prevention is worth millions of dollars of cure.” In the West we are over-working at the “cure” while under-working at the “prevention.”
2.- Having spoken of prevention, let’s now chat about preventive medicine by using the greatest wisdom of Sir Francis Bacon: “He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.”
3.- Okay, Bacon has spoken loud and clear. People who listens to him benefits greatly. Those who don’t are in shock, bewilderment, and even in times of struggle. We have the choice to ignore his extreme wisdom or we can accept and practice it thoroughly in every facet of our lives.
The undersigned firmly suggests either one or the other, since “gray scales” type of choices will not work for us at all. The term “extreme” sometimes can be optimal. See, for instance, NASA’s effort in sending an unmanned Rover to Mars. Wasn’t that over-perfection after traveling — by means of highly sophisticated telemetry — some 120 million miles into outer space? Does that say which type of out-this-Earth “excellence” is achievable above and beyond industry fashionable “quality assurance” standards? OR IS IT UPFRONT AND OUTRIGHT OVER-PERFECTION?
4.- If we take Bacon’s wisdom literally, we are exploiting the UPSIDE of our life’s risks. If we don’t take Bacon’s wisdom literally, we are exploiting the DOWNSIDE of our life’s risks.
5.- Supporting the Bacon motion there is that of Dr. Bertrand Russell. This finest Briton, supporting further Bacon’s motion (under 2, 3, and 4), indicated: “I know more people who prefer to die than to think.” Intellectual laziness is a topic heavily studied and addressed by advanced scientists. The idea is simply getting people in deep, systematic thinking forever (thus exercising a global management perspective).
6.- As I really wish to offer you every possibility of hope and optimism, rigor calls upon me to exhaust the downsides so that said downsides eventually become UPSIDES. Albert Einstein and Buckminster Fuller will be making their great ensuing contributions. Einstein: “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity … We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”
7.- Supporting Einstein motion, Buckminster Fuller reminds us of the following: “Either war is obsolete, or men are.” Truly respectful opinions that of Russell, Einstein, and Buckminster Fuller. But the German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, reiterates that if we change the present we can change the future, and if we change the future — as well as the way we proactively and qualitatively envision and practice it through futuristic scenario methods — we will be changing the present in fact and taking increasing control over the negative circumstances that impact us. Nietzsche stated exactly: “It’s our future that lays down the law of our today.” . Can a prominent USA president make a difference and yet further support the Nietzsche motion? I think so. Ensuing:
8.- Theodore Roosevelt, a lifelong and topflight statesman concerned about making the best out of his mind and that of his constituents, established: “All the resources we need are in the mind.” Dr. Carl Sagan, notwithstanding acknowledging the wisdom by Nietzsche and Roosevelt, really wishes making a point of his own next.
9.- So Sagan made his motion public, which basically indicates that if we embrace serious knowledge progressively, we will build great hope for the world. Without euphemisms, in this case “world” is an analogous term to “the people” and “by/for the people” worldwide. He said: “The greatest danger for the survival of the present civilization is neither atomic war, nor environmental pollution, nor the exploitation of natural resources, and nor present crises. The underlying cause to all of the above is the acceleration of man’s obsolescence … The only hope seems to be an electroshock program to re-instill to the current adults the competencies required to function adequately under a mode of perpetual change. This is a profound need — the immeasurable challenge — that is presented by the modern society to adult educator.” Emerson understands Sagan but he really wishes to make a more hopeful and viable point.
10.- Ralph Waldo Emerson writes: “Man hopes; Genius creates.”  As you make your knowledge more driven by you and as per the goal, objectives, and results expected from you and by yourself, the smarter you will become without a fail. The more intelligent you become, the much better at solving problems — regardless of how simple or complex they are — you’ll become. Becoming truly intelligent is a bit of a struggle but it also fully winnable, educational, and enjoyable. And in my opinion no one can contradict Emerson on such an important theme. In some strange form, though with a positive outcome, Dr. Knowles wishes to confirm the exactness of the Emerson motion by using his words in a different way now. In matters of education, I habitually suggest researching the life of Dr. Burrhus Frederic Skinner, “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.”  If we ignore education, we end up ignoring our own survival. Dr. Henry Kissinger addresses it here: “An ignored issue is an invitation to problems.” 
11.- Dr. Malcolm S. Knowles, Ph.D. stated: “The greatest danger for the survival of the present civilization is neither atomic war, nor environmental pollution, nor the exploitation of natural resources, and nor present crises. The underlying cause to all of the above is the acceleration of man’s obsolescence … The only hope seems to be an electroshock program to re-instill to the current adults the competencies required to function adequately under a mode of perpetual change. This is a profound need — the immeasurable challenge — that is presented by the modern society to adult educator.”
A compatriot of Dr. Knowles, and former president of the United States, wishes to offer his insight thus underpinning the motions by Emerson and Knowles. Practical, actionable, mobilizing, and theoretical education are important because of the means to overcome and supersede any increasing obstacle as Einstein proved by claiming: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” But if you use the highest order level of knowledge systemically, you can win. 
12.- Thomas Jefferson let us know: “I prefer the stories of the future than history.”  You see, an indeed conscientious futurist always thinks through doing all his risks FIRST to then accede to doing all his futures and the benefits stemming from said futures SECOND. I believe Jefferson was America’s first, foremost, and most responsible futurologist. In high spirits and under great responsibility, he added: “Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.”
13.- Then a great Briton and American came along to support Thomas Jefferson motion to the fullest. His name is Winston Spencer Churchill. Yes, he was Prime Minister of the U.K. and became American through an enacted law by the U.S. Congress. And, in his time, Sir Winston Churchill lucidly asserted the following: “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” Then, Machado (from Spain) made his motion in supporting further and yet in a subtle way the Churchill motion.
14.- Antonio Machado established: “An eye is not an eye because you see it; an eye is an eye because it sees you.” Going even further than Machado regarding what grants a person the maximum possible own visibility of the world (cosmosvision, i.e. weltanschauung), the Panchatantra (body of Eastern philosophical knowledge) offers us a maxim: “Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes.” Then Bernard d'Espagnat finds a middle-ground for the motions by Machado and the Panchatantra by saying: “Even if the Universe is a little myopic is true that, more than others, MEN OF SCIENCE ARE ITS EYES.”
15.- The father of American management — and that of management spread out over the world — wishes to make an optimistic point and a word of caution that is “fine tuned-up” with all of the current work. I am referring to Peter Drucker, “Things that have already happened but whose consequences have not been realized [because they were not imagined, considered, or envisioned by disciplined foresight and far-sight] … Don’t confuse movement with progress.”  Furthering the Drucker position, a great American Nobel laureate — one of the scientists discovering the DNA structure — is bound to amalgamating this motion. I mean James D. Watson, PhD.
16.- Watson tells in Charlie Rose show, originally aired in 2009, a relevant and constructive thought for our greater enlightenment with hope: “Science gives society a great sense of decisive freedom.” Watson motion gets amplified by the luminescent assertion by Arthur C. Clarke: “We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 — and half of the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?”  In supporting all motions — without being contradictory — Otto Herman Khan, German-American whose contributions are beyond the sine qua non quality these days, takes to a final pondering by indicating: “Clearly, the first task is to gain acceptance of a more reasonable view of the future, one that opens possibilities rather than forecloses them.” 
British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli staged in the world of knowledge a wonderful reflection. To this end his contributions are world-class and numerous. Once known that he was elected for public office, a journalist asked him: “What will you first government action be?” Disraeli readily responded: “I will send my best friend to Australia.” “To the antipodes? What for?,” the journalist asked. “So my friends tell me how my administration here is seen from there,” Disraeli most accurately responded. 
Disraeli’s intellect was immense. And he also was a “future-ready” type of a prominent large-scale CEO. In his mentioning of Australia, one could establish — playing through serious critico-creative thinking — that Disraeli was actually thinking about sending his best friend into the future. So that said friend could gain — in ample foresight with far-sight — the most reliable feedback (kind-of public opinion ratings) way in advance from the locus where the broadest perspective can be gained at the maximum and the easiest and the earliest.
General Francisco de Miranda — an outsider with a Londoner’s heart, mind, and a British wife in the nineteenth century fighting against the Spanish army in the Americas — stated a phrase that greatly bolsters the brief and yet lucid dialogue held by Disraeli above. Miranda said: “Time is the context by means of which action is delivered.” 
QUESTION: ARE WE ADRIFT IN A SEA OF CONFUSION? CAN THE UNDERSIGNED OFFER A REASONABLE PATHWAY?
I hear and read a great deal about “managing effectively,” “leading the most pervasive applied leadership,” “capturing the greatest success (in a sustained mode) in profession, business, life, and society.”
That heard and read is greatly helpful and interesting. But I am most critical with my critico-creative discernment processes in search for maximum truth (and or maximum truth updating and upgrading) and to refine my character and personality.
Paraphrasing the magnanimous rocket scientist, I have always forewarned my colleagues, customers, and friends that I will require myself the maximum and, therefore, I habitually assert: “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”
On January 10, 2010 at 11:12 p.m. EST, I put together some own reflections to offer my view, remaining respectful of that of others, here:
“To be a conscientiously human being into deep, subtle, and proactive awareness, you need to entertain some form of profound spirituality understanding that the greatest wealth is that of the spirit and the enlightened mind (those splendid intangibles). Once you do your own most conscientious awareness for Life, you can increasingly do your morality and ethics for said Life. Once you do your morality and ethics, you can do your actionable knowledge. In order to capture ever-updatable and perpetually amplifiable as well as actionable knowledge, you and only you must challenge yourself intellectually as if you were competing with your strongest opponent. If you really wish to immerse your mind into the perspective of the applied all-knowingness, you most make the greatest effort — in a sustained mode — towards actionable and applicable omniscience (http://bit.ly/Omniscience_Defined_by_Andres_Agostini), chiefly with the perspective attached by the most sophisticated exact sciences. Once you do your intellect, knowledge, and science, you can lucidly conceive your lucrative futures for the so-called and lamentable ‘heres and nows.’ When your futures are done, conceived, visualized, and developed way in advance, foresight, and far-sight by you, you can then do your upside and downside risks. When risks are done solely by you optimally, you can do your benefits. Your risks get much better done when you consider lavish provisions for contingency planning under the rigor and vigor of mentioned omniscience. Now you know — complete the entirety of this process throughput systematically, systemically, holistically (as well as before-the facts manner), and without ignoring a single step mentioned above (thus exercising a global management perspective) — how to proceed in capturing success in personal, professional, organizational, and societal life. Can you now commence your own development, by and for yourself, of self-improvement and/or self-betterment?” 
THE TOP TRENDS FOR 2010 BY SAN FRANCISCO FUTURIST DR. JAMES CANTON, PH.D.
Beginning of literal citation of Dr. Canton’s forecast:
From The Global Futures Forecast (a think tank in San Francisco, California, also at www.FutureGuru.com) its CEO, James Canton, sent me “The Top Trends for 2010.” I will quote them literally with you for your independent perusal. Subsequently, only you can come up with your own conclusions.
1. Future Positive— This trend perhaps more so then any other captures the sentiment of most people worldwide. This is the trend towards wanting the near future to be again a hopeful one, a future we can look forward to. We want a positive renewal of life. Even business and government: it is time to again look to the future envision opportunity, value and a sense that thinks are improving.
2. The Existential Consumer— The consumer's worldview, their sense of meaning, confidence and sense of self has been trampled on as jobs and the economic crises have strained normalized relationships between governments, business and individuals.
3. Business as Unusual— Bold business is coming back. Aggressive moves, mergers and acquisitions, new ideas, fresh innovations will emerge this year. There is a re-thinking going on in business. What will emerge this year will not be “business as usual”.
4. Design for a Better World— This trend has been building for some time now and as the global economic recovery gets into full swing this year, some jobs come back, cash flows, business start to grow there will emerge a desire to make the world better. Giving back to others, social responsibility will emerge as a key trend this year.
5. Energy X— There is not enough energy in any form to sustain global growth by 2030. We need a massive global energy plan to meet the needs of the future or the lights may go out. The Energy X trend says that a radical new energy breakthrough may emerge this year to change the energy equation in new ways. Plentiful and cheap: it could be fusion, nanotech, biomass, moon methane mining, solar satellite arrays-some radical Energy X is coming.
6. Asia Self-Reliance — Asia will find unique growth opportunities from inside their economies. Self-Sustainable Asian economies will be an uptrend in 2010. This will create more balanced trade for the future with the West. Internal economies, especially India and China, will pick up the growth slack from the laggard Western economies for a time. GDP's at 8 to 9% will make Asian markets sizzle this year again.
7. Personalized Medicine— Want to know how to live forever? How about just another healthy 50 years? Personalized medicine will start ,as the tools to understand individual's disease and health profiles will begin to emerge.
8. The Neuro-Society— This year something quite fantastic will emerge. New research in how the brain works, neuroscience will have an impact on society in comprehensive ways. This could be used for good to improve learning and for massively controlling minds. Not good.
Brain centers for determining intention, desire, belief, language, depression, language even if or when a person is telling the truth or not may be possible.
9. Hungry Planet— Can we feed 8 billion by 2045? Many food experts are worried and they should be. The carrying capacity of the planet required to feed another two billion people will demand a planetary level of cooperation never seen in the history of the world. Food security and increasing quality of life for eight billion will require global planning and logistics that has not yet begun.
10. Products That Think— From products with embedded computer chips, to GPS everywhere, to smart phones and autos that know where you are and where your going to be-networks of thinking products are coming. Every product will have its own Internet address. Over ten billion chips inside of every type of product will create a hidden culture of thinking products this year.
11. Social Capitalism Emerges— A new paradigm is emerging that will try to remake capitalism into a populist or social welfare tool rather then a personal and social wealth tool. It will fail. Unbridled taxation and government regulation under the guise of social good will kill the incentives like competition, new innovations and free enterprise we need to foster authentic economic growth.
12. Workforce Talent War— Organizations rely on many things to grow but one factor remains of the highest value, talent. With increased complexity, competition and demands for performance facing business the search for talent will be keen this year. There are simply not enough talented individuals available to meet the growing demands of global organizations, coming from both the private and public sectors. Get ready for the talent wars.
13. Jobs and the Innovation Economy— Jobs especially in the US will return slowly and many jobs are gone forever. Economic growth creates jobs, innovation jobs from green tech to health care and biotech will create prosperity, again. Real job creation will not come from government but the private sector stepping up the innovation game.
14. Rogues Among Us — The rise of sophisticated rogues-criminal and terrorist organizations that prey on society will expand in 2010. From pirates in Somalia to drug trafficking in Afghanistan, to fundamentalist terrorists: The inevitable is occurring; rogue organizations are destabilizing the world's security order increasing chaos and risk.
15. Green Tech— Its time to transcend the issue about how much of climate change is made by humans or caused by nature. We need to focus on the real end game, which is fixing what we can now and preparing for the future. This year we must focus on new thinking: green tech such as geo-engineering the planet using science to protect the planet, seed the climate, pollution controls, new alternative energy, making carbon capture work, carbon reductions and aggressively take charge of the climate crisis.
16. Internet Everywhere— Advanced technologies like super computers, the mobility and artificial intelligence are making the Internet smarter and fundamental to life, work and culture. From online education, health care, voting, energy monitoring, media and entertainment to banking-the Internet will be everywhere this year.
17. Tomorrow's Markets— Business faces an opportunity with such velocity that it could accelerate never-before-seen levels of commerce and prosperity: the emerging middle class in the developing world. There are over 22 megacities will likely grow to 20 million per megacity before 2030.
18. Robots R Us— The next revolution in autonomous robots is coming fast. From drones that fly, to robot soldiers, to industrial workers to house cleaners-the robots are coming.
19. Singularity Watch— How will we feed 8 billion? How will we manage the next 200 mega-cities Can we speed up the invention of alternative energy? How can we inspire and educate the next generation? The Singularity, the use of advanced science and technology to cope with planetary social challenges that humanity must address in the future is coming.
20. Reinventing Education— This year education should get a make-over. Too much of education is based on yesterday not tomorrow. Education needs to be blown up and changed to keep in step with tomorrow's jobs, challenges and opportunities. More science, technology and global business savvy. We need to Reinvent Education to make it more relevant, modern and future-ready.
End of literal citation of Dr. Canton’s forecast.
More information at:
The Global Futures Forecast: The Top Trends for 2010
Dr. James Canton, CEO Institute for Global Futures
People with a vested interest in the fossilized Past will attempt to criticize the messenger rather than learn from the message.
Are we presently making the FUTURE a thing of the past?
What is the current rate of acquiring knowledge? That is, What is the current rate of scientific knowledge doubling?
The German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, reiterates that if we change the present we can change the future, and if we change the future — as well as the way we proactively and qualitatively envision and practice it through futuristic scenario methods — we will be changing the present in fact and taking increasing control over the negative circumstances that impact us so dramatically.
In actuality, we must change both the PRESENT and the FUTURE simultaneously. The PRESENT’s vested interest into the FUTURE is too huge not to note it immediately. Nietzsche, thereby, stated exactly: “It’s our future that lays down the law of our today.” 
It now becomes opportune Freeman Dyson’s sentence: “God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension.” 
The FUTURE will, nonetheless, unveil the most ambitious and extravagant hopes crystallized into bewildering, new full immersion realities.
Thinking actionable “Big Picture” will never suffice since this image is fixed. Instead: It is about carrying on perennially fluidly radiant thinking irradiantly through quite a few big/small motion pictures.
Even with the most beneficial UPSIDES from the FUTURES, not to mention their inherent yet controllable — to some extent — DOWNSIDES, it will be a huge existential error not to identify the diverse facets embedded in that timeless yet incessantly and incessantly arrhythmically, abruptly transmutating in-flux-ing locus known as “FUTURES”.
The PRESENT is more like Antonio Machado’s sentence (“The one that has for all time returned and has never gone anywhere.”) while the FUTURE is S-H-A-Z-A-M (“The wisdom of Salomon, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.”). Most certainly then the benchmarks (yardsticks) to ethical and moral values will certainly shift in a fundamental way.
Clearly, in order for you to identify something significant and rendering a solution, you must acknowledge every complexity, every intricacy, every dynamics and every challenge without getting paralyzed through the analyzes, especially the most crucial analyzes to a great degree from the qualitative stand.
Thereinafter, keeping you reflecting via your own biological “search engine” seeking to test, validate, and falsify evidence in the ground and on the fly, there has now come unquestionably urgent time for boldest and shrewd yet integrity-driven execution.
While the PRESENT operates stubbornly and with eyes grabbed by remnants of fossilized vestiges, the FUTURE is fully within and along the lines of the claim made by James Madison, USA’s 4th President (1751 - 1836): “Knowledge must forever correct ignorance.”
Nonetheless, the more knowledge and sophistication within said knowledge, the more lack of education and cognition we have even among the least unprivileged sectors. In fact knowledge doubling and trebling have become in ignorance trebling and quadrupling to say the least.
The negative growth of “ignorance of supine ignorance” is in a direct yet amplified proportion with the generation and generator of valuable knowledge contents.
What is the role of education? Is that education’s role a perpetual one?
Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. was a prominent IBM Chairman and CEO always considered in every industry a savvy manager with lots of sophistication.
In 2009 I saw via Bloomberg TV and interview by Judy Woodruff to Lou Gerstner. It seems to me that Mr. Gerstner is a very reflective executive accustomed to solving complex problems. He indicated that the “West” has chosen not to reform public policies in education for the past thirty (30) years. It is about to be thirty-one (31) years with the same powerless status quo concerning the “problems” indicated by Gerstner.
Gerstner also pointed out that this particular challenge has been in the discussions agenda of every politician, but nothing at all has happened pertaining to improving education as a major and decisive challenge for society, especially when everyone feels and acts like an “incumbent” of the “Society of Knowledge.” Lots of wealth and economic power has been translated to the East, has it not? It’s the largest hunger for knowledge and education with the East kids?
It’s clear that Mr. Gerstner is an outright believer that humanity’s problems begin with insurmountable ignorance and therefore the most advanced and the most efficacious and refined education cannot be stopped. To the moment, it seems that people believe that by having a cellular phone or a DSL connection to the PC will replace the need of shaping and re-shaping, expanding and re-expanding the mind.
While in the West people are doubtful to amplify educational activities, in the Far East the challenges by the most daring knowledge discipline are seen as a privilege, enjoyment, entertainment, status, and so forth.
The PRESENT feels flooded by some unknown yet forceful competitors.
The FUTURE — has no time to futilely discuss the angels’ genders — has overcome any unthinkable breakthrough. One-hundred year old impossible endeavors of the past have been turned in industriously and habitually feasible now.
Paying attention to the FUTURE presently allows you to hijack maximum strategic value. That value comes in the form and substance of forthcoming discovering unveiled by the Royals of reverse engineering; those Royals reverse engineer anything at from the Solar System or from any exo-planetary systems independently of the locus where the Multiverse treasures them.
Speaking of the evidence, Sir Karl Popper makes extraordinary sense when he asserted: “In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.”  I really enjoy applying (in my duties) this sage’s wisdom.
I am believing with the greatest strength that the PRESENT doesn’t exit AT ALL, but a pendulum kinetically interlocked yet dynamically bridging between the PAST and PRESENT. Don’t call that silliness of the folly “PRESENT” — so-called —, just call it ROGUE CONTINUUM-BESIEGED FLOWING CONTEXTS IN PASSAGES.
If you don't conceive and develop — jointly with your manageable and controllable UPSIDES and DOWNSIDES — your own FUTURES, Who is it going to do it for you? Really?
Capturing the benefits of all possibilities stemming from the future, as well as turning threats, perils and hazards — several of them existential ones — , will largely depend on THE TOTALITY OF HUMANKIND taking unprecedented and immediate countermeasures in tackling numerous and intensely dramatic global crises with sustained success.
I am referring not to “fashionable” success appropriation ever-lacking the womb-to-tomb scrutinizing vista and marshaled consideration pertaining to: (a) Factors considering our own sworn existential rivals, and (b) Other agents competing against our efforts to “stay alive Earthly and with dignity” — that is, if the Universe and the Multiverse warrant their sovereign permission — as we effect our efforts to countering said global crises (please remember — for your pondering, reflections and meditation — the over-empowered “global crisis of corruption,” greatly downplayed even after ignoring its immemorial existence). Without an absolute observance of the indicated in this paragraph, any “preaching” of “success capturing” will secure universal failure.
“Global Crisis of Universal Corruption: A Microscopic View to a Macroscopic Problem!,” slide available at http://slidesha.re/cKez6Y
We must establish universal acceptance of the greatest axiom of all times pertaining to the subject matter to be dealt with now.
Said axiom establishes: “An ounce of prevention is worth millions of dollars of cure.” In the West we are unquestionably super-succeeding at over-working at the “cure” while maximizing the ignoring of the “prevention.”
I hope that Earth and “earthians” (paraphrasing notable and most lucid Richard Buckminster Fuller) does not learn in hindsight — but in earliest and sophisticated foresight and far-sight — the savviest lesson from non-insurance and “applied omniscience” driven Risk Management that I contemplate, in my case and as per my own proprietary method, call “Transformative And Integrative Risk Management.”
( http://bit.ly/Transformative_and_Integrative_Risk_Management )
Dr. Stephen Hawking has reiteratively suggested the world’s civilization to move out of Earth by spreading in outer space with little success. View Dr. Hawking interviewed by Mr. Charlie Rose at http://bit.ly/9wPlQ7
In learning more about this aspect, it is recommended the visiting of Queen Elizabeth’s top-notch scientist (“Astronomer Royal”), Sir Martin Rees (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Martin_Rees), published a textbook titled “Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning by Martin J. Rees” (ISBN-10: 0465068634), available at http://amzn.to/cxl6Hi
Additional research on the subject matter, addressing the gravest existential UPSIDES may be founded authored by George Orwell, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Bertrand Russell and even Albert Einstein, among many others. Have you seen the Einstein-Russell manifesto?
The Einstein-Rusell Manifesto ensues: “In view of the fact that in any future world war nuclear weapons will certainly be employed, and that such weapons threaten the continued existence of mankind, we urge the governments of the world to realize, and to acknowledge publicly, that their purpose cannot be furthered by a world war, and we urge them, consequently, to find peaceful means for the settlement of all matters of dispute between them.” 
In no way am I neither a herald of devastation nor an optimist in the tradition of Dr. Pangloss. .
I do research (under absolute consistency and congruency with all of my public claims), with ever-increasing rigor, depth and scope, an important number of driving forces affecting our lives.
I am not outside realism but I will never avoid facing reality in its entirety regardless of how daring it becomes.
Thus one can assert with certitude that I am cautiously hopeful, especially as I observe the challenge and conceive solutions. In my frame of reference and as per my scale, I work through them strongly and hopefully smartly. If one thinks I am a person of theories only, he hasn’t seen me solving complex problems. Those I undertake I solve.
I abide by the unknown adage, “The harder I work, the lucky I get” [eventually and hopefully]. Simon Bolivar proclaimed, “God grants victory to the persevering.” 
It is opportune to make a distinction. So-called “trends” are the manifestation of driving forces’ interpretation by a given party. Trends are a function of driving forces and not the other way around. Trends are also a function of the interpretation by the person observing (directly and/or indirectly) said driving forces.
There are some “prominent” scientists that believe that the term “trend” is synonymous with “driving force.” Again, another critical existential blunder that blurs our vision. Trends are summations of the driving forces. If we’re really going to get into pervasive root analysis, we must know that the “cause” — so to speak — that is represented by the DRIVING FORCES while the “consequence” — so to speak — is represented by the laggards’ “trends” — so called.
Even by Dr. Bertrand Russell’s proclaim (“I know more people who prefer to die than to think.”) , we must anyway create preconditions and conditions readily and steadfastly for everyone to get more immersed into the constructive and yet breakthrough thinking side of the equation than in the self-destructing one.
The behavior and the patterns of such behavior by the reading offered by time’s pendulum and the metronome, as well as other “measurers,” are beyond worst chaos.
Facing daring FUTURES, we must become (FIRST) patternists and, as per my Oxford Dictionary’s standards and own utter mention, we must each be (and SECOND) the “monster of omniscience.”  All of the former ad verbum and at vitam.
In getting a more ample and robust view of said “caveat,” I suggest the additional reading provided by the Scientific American and Sir Martin Rees’ book respectively at http://slidesha.re/9P3hGr and http://slidesha.re/djcqNJ
(By William Faulkner, Nobel Prize
acceptance speech, December 10, 1950)
“I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which has been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” 
TURNING HOPE INTO ACTIONS
On the future of global citizenship and seeking to make earth viable and sustainable, Tichy makes the ensuing considerations:
“I want to end this chapter with some personal reflections on global corporate citizenship and what I see for the future. The challenges for all of us, especially those in senior leadership roles in business, have gone exponentially. The events of 9/11 and the ongoing war on terrorism have created a new world playing field. It is one that, I believe, makes it a business imperative to lead in new ways. A way must be found to turn the uncertainty and chaos of the world — the multiple ethnic wars, the global terrorism — into a sustainable, just, and growing global economy.”
“As if the challenge of building Teaching Organizations within institutions the size of General Electric, 3M, Home Depot, or Yum! Brands weren’t enough, the leaders within institutions now need to reach out and engage the larger communities within which these institutions operate in Virtuous Teaching Cycles.”
In addition, Tichy furthers his comments:
“The long-term well-being of the world requires a global war on poverty, one aimed at creating new opportunities for more and more of the planet’s more than 6 billion inhabitants. At the most fundamental level, this means making food, health care and education available for an ever expanding proportion of the world’s population. If we don’t do this, we risk that the vicious cycle of poverty will result in misery, ethnic strife and terrorism. As Peter Drucker points out, this century is the one that will — or should — finally bring enlightenment and opportunity to the majority of humankind.”
He points out too:
“I endorse Drucker’s belief that a business leader’s obligation is not just to direct stakeholders in his or her organization — i.e. investors, employees, customers, suppliers, the immediate community — but also to the wider community at large. After all, this is enlightened self-interest.”
“On a cosmic scale, the global environment, the global economy, and the physical and financial well-being of people affect a company’s performance — people need disposable incomes to buy the things that most companies are selling. If they don’t have that, and if they are rioting in the streets or becoming terrorists because they feel disfranchised, this is very bad for business. Likewise, if we kick of the planet, business is not going to do well, either.”
And Tichy adds:
“But this is a ridiculously broad argument, and further, it isn’t realistic to think that any company is going to save the world. Nonetheless, companies need to be corporate citizens. They must not only ‘do no harm,’ they must actively do their part toward improving and maintaining the health of the global community.”
Tichy carries on with the ensuing:
“It is our obligation of leaders to have a TPOV [that is, “Teachable Point of View”] on how to engage their corporation as entities and to encourage the people who work in them to be good citizens. The specific steps that a leader or a company takes may seem small or like totems, but no matter how limited the impact, they do make a contribution. And small initial steps can lead people to significant lifelong commitments.”
And, in closing these comments by Tichy, he finally indicates:
“Virtuous Teaching Cycles are a great vehicle for citizenship activities. They allow people from very disparate worlds to engage with one another in teaching and learning — which is how things are going to get better.” 
HOW TO COPE WITH CENTURY TWENTIETH ONE!
Learn a challenging lesson quickly:
To be a conscientiously human being into deep, subtle, and proactive awareness, you need to entertain some form of profound spirituality understanding that the greatest wealth is that of the spirit and the enlightened mind (those splendid intangibles).
Once you do your own most conscientious awareness for Life, you can increasingly do your morality and ethics for said Life.
Once you do your morality and ethics, you can do your actionable knowledge.
In order to capture ever-updatable and perpetually amplifiable as well as actionable knowledge, you and only you must challenge yourself intellectually as if you were competing with your strongest opponent.
If you really wish to immerse your mind into the perspective of the applied all-knowingness, you most make the greatest effort — in a sustained mode — towards actionable and applicable omniscience (http://bit.ly/ceJOns), chiefly with the perspective attached by the most sophisticated exact sciences.
Once you do your intellect, knowledge, and science, you can lucidly conceive your lucrative futures for the so-called and lamentable “heres and nows.”
When your futures are done, conceived, visualized, and developed way in advance, foresight, and far-sight by you, you can then do your upside and downside risks.
When risks and competing rivals are done solely by you optimally, you can do your benefits.
Your risks and competing rivals get much better done when you consider lavish provisions for contingency planning under the rigor and vigor of mentioned omniscience.
Now you know — complete the entirety of this process throughput systematically, systemically, holistically (thus exercising a global management perspective), and without ignoring a single step mentioned above — how to proceed in seizing success in personal, professional, organizational, and societal life.
Can you now commence your own development, by and for yourself, of self-improvement and/or self-betterment?
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF THINKING THAT JOINTLY AND SIMULTANEOUSLY MUST BE EXERCISED TO FIRST GUESS THE FUTURE RIGHT IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM?
Quickly stated and when invoking THINKING — as per the undersigned — it is succinctly to say and DO (that is) by way of matter-of-fact example:
“Terra Incognita” Thinking
Weird Science's Thinking
“Einsteinian Gedanke” Thinking
Weird Science's Thinking
“Rara Avis” Thinking
“Edisonian research” Thinking
“À la Quantum Mechanics” Thinking
“A Priori” Thinking
“A Posteriori” Thinking
“A Cappella” Thinking
“Against the whole cliche of the moment” Thinking
“Against Sloppy, Emotional” Thinking
“Against Fashionable” Thinking
“Against Inexpensive” Thinking
“Post Mortem” Thinking
“Short-Term and Long-Term” Thinking
“Pre Mortem” Thinking
Pre-“Post Mortem” Thinking
“Primum nocere” Thinking
“Primum non nocere” Thinking
“Applied Omniscience Knowledge” Thinking
“Overhauled Re-Engineering” Thinking
“Alpha and Omega” Thinking
“Continuous Improvement and Innovation” Thinking
“Support Learning and Change” Thinking
“Out-There” Thinker’s Thinking
“Creative Destruction” Thinking
“Shrinking resources and precious little time” Thinking
“Facilitate the expanded involvement of practitioners” Thinking
“Amplest Nuance” Thinking
“Most Focused Nuance” Thinking
“Numerical data-driven” Thinking
“Narrative data-driven” Thinking
“Dynamic Complexity” Thinking
“Detail complexity” Thinking
“Self-Enculturate into Science, Engineering and Systems” Thinking
“Senior medical intensivist” Thinking
“Senior military surgeon” Thinking
“Intensive care medical director” Thinking
“Comparative-performance knowledge” Thinking
“Competitive-performance knowledge” Thinking
“Brain preparedness in advance” Thinking
“Grapple with complexity” Thinking
“God-less uncertainty” Thinking
The “eye in the sky” Thinking
“Forced rethinking” Thinking
“Preventative actions” Thinking
“Any preventive or corrective actions” Thinking
“A systematic, systemic, global, all-inclusive approach” Thinking
“All at once” Thinking
“Nuanced Insight” Thinking
“Timeless-age mentality” Thinking
“Pandora box” Thinking
“Transcend biological limitations” Thinking
“Deep insights into the future” Thinking
“Tour de Force” Thinking
“Catch-as-catch-can mode” Thinking
Non garden-variety Thinking
Forceful rethinking Thinking
Full orbed Thinking
Jack-of-all-trades’ applied omniscience Thinking
“Comfort before paradoxes” Thinking
“The sheer-to-peer scale” Thinking
“Unforeseeable future” thinking
“Technically trained” Thinking
A broad, womb-to-tomb Thinking
Virtually unimaginable Thinking
“Near Impossible” Thinking
“Unheard of” Thinking
Totally unexpected thinking
Entirely counter-to-everything Thinking
An all-inclusive-plan Thinking
“Every needle out of the haystack” Thinking
In-flow, rich views Thinking
“Act in concert for a common purpose” Thinking
“Recursive Self-Improvement” Thinking
Going back to Part 1 of Futuretronium at http://Futuretronium.blogspot.com