Predicting the Future

In human affairs — political, social, economic, and business — it is pointless to try to predict the future, let alone attempt to look ahead 75 years. But is possible — and fruitful — to identify major events that have already happened, irrevocably, and that therefore will have predictable effects in the next decade or two. It is possible, in other words, to identify and prepare for the future that has already happened.
—Peter Drucker

I have often wondered how one can predict what the future might hold.  We talk about future focussed learning, but then we can’t be fully sure what this might be like.  Drucker’s quote is a good way of making predictions.  Globalisation, ubiquity, the ‘knowledge-age’ economy will all have an impact on education into the future.


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