This is a topic that I've been thinking a lot about lately mostly because I have a lot of unanswered questions about my own future.
Such as, when will I be able to buy my first flying car! Teenagers are going to love those things, they combine two of their favorite things: flying and cars!
Sorry about the tangent, I plan to have a legitimate point to this post. So I'm in the middle of finishing grad school and trying to get a job in a strange job market. I've been lucky to have had some good interviews and I think we'll have a couple of options but I really don't have much of a clue of where we'll be a year from now. So I think about the future sometimes. In addition to the unknown nature of my own future I also wonder about where we'll be as a society in one, five, ten years.
I don't mean this in any type of gloom and doom way, I'm not writing this from some bunker in Northern Idaho, but I'm just acknowledging the fact that we're living in a pretty interesting time in terms of globalization, economic crisis, amazing scientific advancements, wars, information revolutions, etc., etc. There's a lot of stuff going on and there are a lot of opinions out there about what's down the road. You've got some people saying the economic crisis is about over and others like that Russian Economic Professor who's predicted the end of the United States will happen sometime in the next year or so. You've got the Chinese Premier questioning the financial security of US treasury bonds. The US govt. is racking up debt, another trillon this week, at an unprecedented rate. BYU continues to lose first round NCAA tournament games, etc., etc.
All this can seem pretty bleak but at the same time we often forget that instability is an inherent aspect of human existence. Just look at any period of human history, smooth sailing is not necessarily the status quo. I also think about the optimism of Pres. Hinkley. Elder Bednar recently said one in of the last meetings he attended with Pres. Hinkley that the prophet leaned over, patted him on the hand and said "David this is a great time to be alive."
So, I figure we have a lot of smart people who contribute to this blog, at least that's what I've been told by the people who contribute to this blog, and I was curious to hear some opinions on where you see yourself, the world, Hannah Montana's career, etc. in the next couple of years. I look forward to your wise prognostications.