A Disruptive Future

From Our Own Correspondent is one of my favourite programmes on BBC World Service radio. From Our Own Correspondent consists of stories written and presented by BBC correspondents from all around the world.

A recent story contained very interesting views on future trends. A couple of futurists argue the Internet will massively disrupt life.

I can relate personally to almost all of the predictions made including the prominence of the Internet, reduced reliance on cars and increased inner-city living.

Here are a few quotes:

Most of the time the future is just like the present, but a little bent.

That, say William and Julie Draves, is dead wrong.

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We parents do not understand our children, say these educationalists, for good reason. They understand the future and we do not.

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