The future is more uncertain than it’s ever been.
Technology is going to change everything beyond recognition.
The times we’re living through are unlike anything that can even be imagined.
The new will change and/or replace all current knowledge.
According to all the new-media gurus, everything that was previously known is dinosaur thinking.
And not just in technology.
Here are some quotes from famous people that prove we’re living in a world unlike anything that’s ever existed.
Everything is moving at such an accelerated pace, current knowledge is out of date.
See if you can guess which famous person made the following statements about our world.
See what you think about their views.
“I see no hope for the future of our people if they are dependent on
the youth of today.
All modern youth are reckless beyond words.
When I was young, we were taught to be respectful of elders, but youth today are the opposite: totally disrespectful.”
“The young now love only luxury.
They have bad manners, contempt for authority, and show disrespect for their elders.
They lounge around when anyone enters the room.
They argue with their parents, interrupt everyone, scoff their food and terrorize their teachers.”
“The world is passing through troubled times.
The young people of today think of nothing but themselves.
They talk as if they knew everything, and what passes for wisdom with us is
foolishness to them.”
“In a pub in Sheffield, sat forty to fifty young people of both sexes, nearly all under seventeen years old.
Among them were openly confessed professional prostitutes.
No wonder that early sexual intercourse and youthful prostitution, beginning at fourteen to fifteen years old, is extraordinarily frequent.
No wonder that crimes of a savage and desperate sort are a common occurrence.”
The one thing these famous people are agreed on is the fashion for ridiculing or ignoring all former knowledge.
Anyone who isn’t part of the new way of doing things is a dinosaur and can safely be ignored.
It’s an unsettling state of affairs.
But understandable given the world has never seen anything like it before.
So who are these experts on the way our world is going?
Quote 1: Hesiod (a contemporary of Homer) in 700 BC.
Quote 2: Socrates in 380 BC.
Quote 3: Peter the Hermit in 1274.
Quote 4: Friedrich Engels in 1844.
Yup, the world’s changing so much it’s unrecognisable.
No one’s ever seen anything like it before.