Monthly Archives: December 2010

Vision 2020

The expression is usually 2020 Vision. But cleaning out my home office today, I came across 10 predictions I wrote in December 2007 about the year 2020. Take a read. In 10 years, let’s see if any of these turn out to be true.

In 2020…
… “Mainstream” will be a word of the past.
… Almost everybody will be a celebrity to somebody.
… Printed books will be like ancient artifacts.
… Doing only one thing at a time will be an oddity.
… Avatars will be everywhere.
… Parenting will be more communal.
… Immediate gratification will be an inalienable right.
… Eating together will rarely be about eating the same food.
… Conversations will be more turn-based than free-form.
… The Age Wars will ignite conflicts never before encountered.

I know some of this sounds funny. Some just odd. And some downright ominous. But I’m just calling them like I foresaw them three years ago. And so far, none of them seems way off base, whether I like it or not.

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Blessings Upon Blessings

From John O’Donohue’s brilliant book, “To Bless The Space Between Us”:
“Our longing for the eternal kindles our imagination…the human heart continues to dream of a state of wholeness, that place where everything comes together, where loss will be made good, where blindness will transform into vision, where damage will be made whole, where the clenched question will open in the house of surprise, where the travails of life’s journey will enjoy a homecoming. To invoke a blessing is to call some of that wholeness upon a person now.”