How Well Can YOU Predict the Future?
Since 2014 when I first learned about Singularity University (See Disruptive Innovation: The Exponential Organization - Las Vegas Growth Summit), I’ve subscribed to their newsletter. This weekend’s newsletter included a quiz on the future.
Ray Kurzweil, co-founder of Singularity University, is an iconic futurist famous for forecasting the pace of technology and predicting the world of tomorrow.
Read 3 Dangerous Ideas From Ray Kurzweil to discover his insights on these 3 predictions:
- The nation-state will soon be irrelevant
- We’ll hit longevity escape velocity before we realize we’ve hit it.
- Technology will help us define and actualize human freedoms.
If you’re wondering what “longevity escape velocity” is, it’s the point at which, for every year that you’re alive, science is able to extend your life for more than a year.
Ray Kurzweils Prediction Track Record
Verify his track record on forecasting by reading these articles if you’d like before taking the quiz:
Why Ray Kurzweil's Predictions Are Right 86% of the Time
Ray Kurzweil's Most Notable Predictions: Hits And Misses - Cmple.com
86% ACCURACY RATE IN TECH PREDICTIONS
If you prefer search on your own to validate his accuracy.
Read Escape velocity Ray Kurzweil Kurzweil's Law blog to understand why we keep making mistakes about the future because we continue to believe the future will be like the pace of the past. “Everything to do with information technology is doubling every 12 to 15 months, and information technology is encompassing everything,” states Kurzweil.
This is Kurzweil’s Law of accelerating returns: “technology and evolutionary processes progress in an exponential fashion.”
This blog is short intentionally to ask you to take his quiz and discover how well you can forecast our changing future.
It’s a reminder to you, why we as business leaders need to continually be learning to stay abreast of change.
Take the Expert on the Future quiz here.
The first time I took the quiz I got 5 of 12 questions correct. The answers are shared once you’ve completed it. If you have any questions about the correct answers email me for them.
Good luck! Please send me your comments regarding the quiz and your results. The answers and timing on these forecasts are startling.
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