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Jack Uldrich’s “Friday Future 5:” April 2, 2021

Posted in Future, Future 15, Future Proof, Think

Think: It is important for all of us to resist false certainty. One of the best ways to do this is “to seek patterns and clarity across gradients of possibility.” That last sentence might not mean much to you now but after reading–and thinking about–this article on Full-Spectrum Thinking it will.

Think Imaginatively: Is it possible to reimagine the internet? Of course it is. I found this article, A Feminist Internet Would Be Better for Everybody, to be very insightful–and hopeful. Combined with Unilever’s recent decision to strike the word “normal” from all of its products, I’d argue that it is long past time for all of us (myself included) to rethink what “normal” is in every aspect of our lives. 

Think Harder: Healthcare or pharmaceutical professionals may want to spend some time with this article, How mRNA Technology Could Change the World. From vaccinating against Covid-19, to fighting off next season’s flu, to potentially treating everything from malaria to cancer, mRNA could be a game-changer.

Think Again: Think about this: We put a man on the moon three years before we put wheels on suitcases! To me,  this should cause all of us to reflect on the possibility that there still exists innovative solutions to many of life’s problems–be they minor or major.

Think Differently: The Maori (the indigenous people of New Zealand) have a completely different way of thinking about time. For them, time is not linear, it is circular. Among other things this allows the past, present, and future to be linked which, interconnects the Maori with past descendants and future ancestors. This thinking then manifests itself in fundamentally different actions about how they treat nature and one another. This should give all of us something to think about.

What I’m Reading Now: I just finished the short, sweet, and wise little book, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox, and the Horse. It is the kind of book you should read to every young child in your life, but I guarantee that you will get as much out of it as any child. (It has a staggering 65,000 reviews on Amazon–with a ranking of 5-stars and it takes less than 30 minutes to read).

Until next week: Don’t stop thinking about the future! But also never forget “It is easier to act your way into a new way of thinking than think your way into a new way of acting!” 



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