Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Future-proofing the future.

I have seen the future.
It will not revolve around Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace. They are handy, but they don't replace human interaction.
The future will not depend on Kindles, iPads, Nooks, or Wii's.
It will not rely on 500 channels and 12-foot, 3D plasma screen televisions.
It will not rely on Fox News, Diane Sawyer, or Piers Morgan -- or any commercial network's interpretation of a story to fit the footage they've captured.

The future will depend on real relationships. Face-to-face, voice-to-voice, heart to heart.

(The photo herein was captured in 1975. It's a photo of two friends. We are still friends today, 35 years later. Think about that.)

So, for a few moments every day, put down the iPhone, the Android, and the Wii. Look someone in the eye. And tell them -- in whatever words suit you best -- that they are important to you. A joke. A story. A poem. An old photo. A song.

And the future will be fine.

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