This is, of course, a chaotic and disruptive process — I agree. Yet I’d also argue that there’s a vast chasm between passively seeing what unfolds and actively navigating through the chaos. From a business perspective, this can make the difference between failure and success. But more broadly, the agility to navigate around “orphan risks” reduces the chances of humanity making an utter and complete mess of the future!

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Andrew Maynard

Scientist, futurist & Professor of Global Futures at ASU. Author of Future Rising and Films from the Future. Writing about tech, society, & the future