The future by nature is always changing. But now something more important is happening: the nature of the future is changing. For the past 10,000 years or so, we faced the future by anticipating our needs and doing now what we will need then: lashing a sharp rock to a stick, gathering and drying seeds for next season's crop, designing a database application to manage payroll as our company grows. Once we've built a tool, we increase its total value by holding on to it as long as we need can. We of course still do that. But we are also seeing a new type of future emerge out of the global connectedness of the Net.
Via Kenneth Mikkelsen