The man is responsible for his future.

The process of visioning the future has proven to be very beneficial in the past. Let’s take Steve Jobs for example. In the mid 80’s, when computers ran slow due to the lack of hardware, he visioned having all of his files up in the (what he called) “The Cloud”. He proved the usefulness of the system by presenting his personal statistics on backups he has had to make since he started using the “Cloud”, which surprisingly enough was 0. At the time, crashes and malfunctions were so frequent that one had to back up their system every month to stay on track. This made the idea of a cloud based data storage and transfer very appealing.

In the mid 50’s we thought that by the new millennium, we would all fly on hovercraft, but by now we would have already noticed that it has not come to a reality. This makes one wonder how and what can be considered to be a plausible vision for the future.

Nowadays, when we have come accustomed to touch screens and voice activated applications, we vision the future in another perspective. We think of smart surfaces that would interact with us and of ultra-light phones that could provide the answer to all the questions. But to what extent can we assume, according to our previous experience, that our visions will ever come true? Either the future will ever be here or not, the only thing that we can do is to keep on visioning.