The power of certainty in an uncertain age (Via Wired)
“In speeches I often say, “Wouldn’t it be great if you could predict the future—and be right?” and the audience always laughs. It never fails. Maybe that’s because they know on a gut level that whenever someone says he’s going to predict the future, there’s a good chance he’ll be wrong. (How often do you read the headline “Psychic Wins Lottery”?)
But I think they also laugh out of a sense of delight because they know that if it were possible, it would be amazing.
Imagine, if you could predict the future—and be right?”