Think: For years, I’ve written and spoken about the importance of unlearning. I cannot, however, profess to be the greatest practitioner of the concept. Recently, though, I tried to practice what I preach: A Futurist Unlearns His Own Approach.

Think Harder: Methane is a potent greenhouse gas. Farmers can expect regulators and politicians to soon get tougher on the issue. A case-in-point: Denmark’s new carbon tax on livestock will cost farmers $100 per cow.

Think Different: Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of delivering a virtual presentation to Mott Community College (MCC) in Flint, Michigan. The community college is now one of 8 institutions working with Jobs for the Future (JFF) to deliver some courses in virtual reality. One of the innovative things MCC is doing is using the technology to deliver courses in welding to incarcerated people. The goal is to ensure these individuals have a skilled trade upon their release.

Think in Questions: Drones are becoming increasingly common in everything from warfare and law enforcement to farming and construction work. The technology is not without its issues. To this end, if you or your business use drones it is time for you to ask–and answer–this question: How might China’s dominance in commercial drones become a global security issue?

Think Longer-Term: As a futurist, I enjoyed this article on when some long “future predictions”–i.e. nuclear fusion, landing on Mars, etc.–may come true, and think you may as well: The Future AI Can Help Build.

Afterthought: “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.” –Alphonse Karr