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What to Expect in 2014

December 29, 2013

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Predicting the future is a risky thing to do. You’re going to be wrong most of the time, and people – especially your closest friends — will happily point out how far off you were. In 1974, I said Richard Nixon would never resign. Ten years later, I announced that Walter Mondale would defeat Ronald […]

My Predictions for 2013

January 7, 2013

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I know it’s already the second week of January, and it may seem a little late to be making predictions for 2013. But people are still saying “Happy New Year,” eating stale cookies, and slurping down eggnog. Plus, as far as I know, none of the following things have happened yet, so technically they qualify […]

Funnel Vision

April 14, 2012

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Predicting the future is a tricky business, and the results are usually less than impressive. Take, for example, all of those world’s fair exhibits that have attempted to portray life even just a couple of decades ahead. What we always get are flying cars, highways devoid of traffic jams, entire meals in a pill, and […]

My Predictions for 2011

December 30, 2010

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•  A giant comet will slam into the continental United States in mid-January, wiping out more than forty percent of the world’s life forms. No one will pay much attention, however, until after the Super Bowl. •  In April, a slight change in the Earth’s magnetic field will cause all zippers to suddenly reverse direction. […]

Please Stand By: The Future Will Be Here Any Minute.

October 14, 2010

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People tell you to live in the moment. I’ve tried, but it goes by so fast and I’m not a quick thinker. By the time I decide what to do with the moment, it’s usually too late. A hummingbird lives in the moment. For me the past and the future are much more useful, just […]