Ask A Genius 289 – Apocalypse Now, For You (4)

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Ask A Genius 289 – Apocalypse Now, For You (4)

September 13, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: But most people won’t be ready and are not and will not be willing to be ready for rapid change.

Rick Rosner: What people can do, faced with the future people can do what they’ve always done, which is die, everybody has died up to now. Now that the future offers some people the chance not to go longer and longer without dying but when faced with disruption, people who have done what else can you do? You could feel confused, you can get older and older or get killed by the disruption. If you don’t get killed by the disruption, you still just get older and older until you die. And so I mean and then things will proceed you know generations pass away and new generations have a different set of living conditions that they get used to, but it seems reasonable to fight confusion, to fight, to get ready for disruption, to get ready to embrace opportunities not to die, by anticipating the future. That’s it.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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