Mass Futurism

The Point

We would think that someone who accurately predicted a future event should be the talk of the press. All the pundits should want to pick his brain. All the major media anchors should want him as a guest on their shows. Right?

But, the dirty little secret of the news industry’s intoxicating power is its power to create news, not report it. If you predicted an outcome different from the mainstream, you don’t know more about events than the pundits; you are their enemy who shaped events how you wanted them, rather than letting them shape events how they wanted.