The Future

by Lorne Mitchell on 08/12/2011

Whilst exiting from the Underground Station at Canary Wharf yesterday, I saw an advertisement for a well-known global bank which said “The Future is Here”.  How banal.  How meaningless.  How hollow, I thought, when the banks are in such a mess.

Last week I found a quotation which, for me describes the future in a far richer, more eloquent, more creative spirit – written in an age when true creativity mattered more than contrived cloud-based global bank adverts.

Here it is:

“The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths

offered by the present,

but a place that is created –

created first in the mind and will,

created next in activity. 

The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating.

The paths are not to be found, but made,

and the activity of making them

changes both the maker

and the destinations.”

John Scharr, Futurist

The trouble is, the bank in question is my bank!  What to do?  Makes you think, anyway.


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1 Andrew Hockaday December 10, 2011 at 22:11

I think you should build yourself a new house. It would add *happiness* and possibilly make u more wealthy.


2 Torin Mitchell December 11, 2011 at 02:08

The bank in question usually has better advertising than that… i guess they’ve just ran out of ideas on what pictures to change around with the same words written underneath when you get on a plane


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