» Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming «
David Bowie’s sudden death took us by surprise, but he heard it coming. An occasion to look on how he saw the future. He started as early as 1971 to comment on it with his song changes, recommending to “turn and face the strange”:
David Bowie has probably been one of the best sources in order to understand whom the future belongs to. He changed often and mostly with success, not only his dresses, but also his music to adapt to trends he heard early.
Others believed that „the future belongs to those who prepare for it today“, Malcolm X, or „to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams“, Eleanor Roosevelt. Some are even convinced they know whom it belongs to: „the present is theirs; the future, for which I have really worked, is mine.“, Nikola Tesla, or „a lot of people think the future belongs to China“, Jon Meacham.
„The future starts today, not tomorrow“, Pope John Paul II, and it is wise to consider this, because even if you „try to prevent it“, Ray Bradbury, „a person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it“, Jean de La Fontaine.
It looks like most of us „don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow“, Eminem, except if you are a „superforecaster“ as Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner put it.
„I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring”, David Bowie
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