Is predicting the future futile or necessary? - FT.com

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One of the more sensible readings of recent popular works on the future, I give this macro-review of a handful of recent books in the FT a decent mark in part because it understands these works for what they are, explorations of possibility, rather than a recipe for success. "We are not passive observers of an unfolding drama, but actors shaping the story — and with a strong interest in how it turns out," writes Stephen Cave. "Every time we take a new job or make a decision about our children’s education, we are speculating about how events will unfold." 

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