"People see objects and how they relate to one another. We don't just see with our eyes. We see with our brains. Our eyes are the camera, but the process of interpreting the image in our brains is seeing."
You're going to work - whatever that means to you - and during at least a part of your day you wonder, "What's coming next?"
Seeing what's coming is easier to do than you might have thought. How? Start where you are. Here are three things I do to see the future, now...
1. Clarify what you're looking for.
2. Think back to flip forward.
3. Ask more questions.
1. Right now (and, for the foreseeable future) it's all about "search." Just this morning, I typed the following two items into the "address bar" of my Firefox web browser: weather 10010 - that's right, no www to start with, no .com at the end. I simply typed what I thought I wanted. And, do you know what I got? Well, I won't spoil the surprise. Try it yourself, open a web browser, type in the word weather and your zip code. What happens?
2. In school (ok, this is goin' way back!) my friends and I would write notes on small pieces of paper, take apart a Bic ball point pen, push the note in, and put the pen back together. That was how we "sent a message." I'm reading Ender's Game, and in the "future," messages appear as three-dimensional, dancing words, floating on top of the students' desks.
3. Enough said.
How about you? How do you see the future?