Musings on designing experiences & (re)engineering complexity

Jan 2021

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We Can’t Even Imagine What’s Going to Be Next -- After the second year of the Spanish Flu epidemic (1919), there were several technologies which became the “norm” vs the “now.” Home radio became a usual tech. Programming on radio was a new medium, but the “voice” of the people expanded further than ever before. The automobile became more than just a hobby... marketing turned it into an opportunity politically as well as within transportation. Effectively, things which were not even imagined before that pandemic became a normal affair afterwards.  So much about what we think is normal will change over the coming years. A lot of it hasn’t been imagined yet. But, to get there, we might need to pursue skills which might today be overlooked. How flexible do we see ourselves? Are we even playing on the same field as the next folks?  Can’t even imagine what might be. But, can take steps to receive and communicate what the next will become. That might not be on this network, but it will be accessible.