To Do List for the Twenty First Century

We are living through a time that will bring merciless changes to in everything we do. Moore’s Law is now no longer just applicable to microchips; it’s bleeding into our lives and unless we have an awareness of the dangerous opportunities we face, we will become replaceable cogs in a mindless contraption. So here is a list (certainly not exclusive or exhaustive) of ten items I plan to put into action for the rest of my life:

  1. Practice resurrection
  2. Abandon fear as a strategy
  3. Unlearn your prejudices every day
  4. Look where you are in the Long Tail
  5. Reject hope for presence of mind
  6. Remember impermanence
  7. Teach the young to forgive us
  8. Become what you already are
  9. Go where it hurts the most
  10. Encourage natural intelligence before it’s artificial

This is my list for how to thrive through the torrential culture shocks that are quaking through our mutual lives. You may have completely different ideas about how to approach our time. Do you have a list? If you do, please post them into your comments.