Visionaries? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Visionaries…

from the bye-bye-Andy-and-Bill dept

Well, that’s it. Forget the debate we just had on predicting the future. It’s all been written and we just don’t any technology visionaries any more according to this article in Fortune. They point out that last decade it was important to have Bill Gates and Andy Grove point us in the direction we were going, but from here on out it’s “paint by numbers” and it’s not about being visionary, but about execution. I think this is one of the more ridiculous concepts I’ve heard. Things are still changing rapidly, and really visionary people aren’t always right, but they at least bring up issues and make people think about things. I don’t think that it’s all “paint by numbers” from here, and I certainly wouldn’t mind having a visionary or two pointing out the way to go (not, of course, that I’d ever agree with anyone who claimed they were a visionary)…

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mhh5 says:

I'm a visionary!

Here’s my prediction. Right now we’re in an age that is celebrating technological advances. That can only last for so long, and then society will enter an age that celebrates the “soft sciences” more –a renaissance of “how” or “why” we think will replace the current emphasis on the “what” we think. It’s inevitable b/c I’m a genius. Prove me wrong. (Visionaries have to be obnoxious sometimes–I apologize as an afterthought…) Insert sarcasm tag here.

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