Sticking with the future predictions, I usually quote the great American baseball player Yogi Berra: “it’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future”. He had quite a few comments of that ilk: “the future isn’t what it used to be”, and it is certainly true.
It is particularly true when we look at the Digital Revolution as pointed out by Lord Blackwell, who Chairs Lloyds Banking Group, when he recently stated that the banking industry is going to see more change in the next 10 years than it has seen over the last 200.
It’s also easy to make predictions and get them wrong but, when predicting the future, you usually anticipate that people will have forgotten that you made these predictions by the time they should have come true.
That’s unfortunately not the case if you made them online or in print. A few cases in point include Reader’s Digest’s view of the World in 1999 back in 1966: