“My past is my wisdom to use today. . . my future is my wisdom yet to experience. Be in the present because that is where life resides.” Gene Oliver
It seems like only yesterday, perhaps ages ago for some, when we first logged into our Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or MySpace accounts, picked up our Kindle to read the latest from a favorite author, reached for our iPhone to call a friend, uploaded a video to YouTube while connecting with friends on Skype, and then blogged about it. Yes, all of those things came into existence less than ten years ago. Yet, here we are playing with a lot of inventions and tools that have become ubiquitous in a matter of a few years. Even as I checked one of my favorite sites, Wikipedia, for information on what technological wonders have shown up on our horizon in the last ten years, I noticed that Wikipedia recently celebrated their 10th anniversary.
When I was surfing the internet looking for information on this subject, I found out that the group of items below came into existence in the last ten years. What was even more telling was the list of new career paths that people can earn money from as experts. I had to pause over the green funeral director, but hey, more new careers are on the horizon too. Naturally, I’d like to see jobs for the 14+ million unemployed in the USA today, and a sense of peace and security for children and families everywhere; including my own.
ipad, iphone, Wii, text messaging, Kindle, Splenda, Wifi, ipod, hybrid & electric cars, hd tv, digg, broadband internet, Blu-ray, Facebook, skype, twitter, myspace, linkedin, Wikipedia, bloggers, social media strategists/consultants, green funeral directors, Sustainability Manager, Search Engine Optimization Specialist, Medical Biller/Coder and a lot more
One thing I know for sure is that ten years from now, the sun will continue to rise, shine and set. Other things such as climatic shifts and changes will persist, clean water will remain a pressing concern, and we will continue to deal with socioeconomic issues like world hunger, health issues, poverty, and all the other things that worry us now. Of course, new advancements in health and technology will help us manage our lives but my Utopian wish is for World Peace… In addition to World Peace, my desire is to see, ten year from now, tremendous growth in the areas of spiritual harmony, social equity, and religious tolerance. What do you expect to see? More below.
“Do your duty and a little more and the future will take care of itself.” Andrew Carnegie
What can we expect in the next ten years? What, if you could predict accurately, will be our lot in 2021? This is an important question posed by our Daily Post coordinators, and one we should consider seriously while we sip our lattes and reach for the remote to turn on our HD TV sets. We must admit that a lot has happened in the last ten years and plenty more are in the works for us. For starters, if you belong to the school of thought that believes the world will end on May 21st, then I guess this conversation is moot.
I, for one, don’t believe the world will end, but what I do know is that we are in for another ten years of amazing discoveries, medical and technological innovations, new political orders, more new career paths, new fashions, an expansion of social media and other forms of media and communication services, people to know, new leaders and many of the same old suspects/culprits; both good and bad. What do you think? What are your thoughts? What do you expect to see in ten years? Do you plan to be a contributor of new tech/ideas? Do share! Thank you.
By the way, three important events coming up this month and next are:
BlogWorld East & New Media Expo (The world’s largest and most comprehensive new media and social media conference) – New York, May 24-26, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center
Book Expo America (The leading event in North American publishing) – New York, May 24-26, 2011 at the Jacob Javits Center
NYC 140 Characters Conference (A Global gathering of people interested in the effects of the Internet on both business and us) – June 15-16, 2011 at the 92nd Street Y
Positive Motivation Tip: The future begins now, live your life consciously and plan for a great day ahead.
- World Peace and other 4th-Grade Achievements (malbell.wordpress.com)
- Social Media Stats (billhubbell.wordpress.com)
- World peace, hugs, and the #140Conf in NYC (observingparticipant.wordpress.com)