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The future is now!

Updated: Mar 22




Change fascinated me even as a kid, I use to watch The Flintstones and The Jetsons. I was very fascinated with what happens in the gap between The Flintstones and The Jetsons how do we change and evolve.


当我还是个孩子的时候,我就沉迷于变化。小时候我也常看《摩登原始人》和《杰森一家》。我对《摩登原始人》和《杰森一家》之间的差距很感兴趣,会联想到我们自己如何改变和进化。


One was set in the past which I had learned from in history so this I could understand but the future was never featured in the curriculum I followed at school. Jetsons, for this reason, fascinated me, because this could be a future, I may live in one day. People travelled in pods, jetpacks and had robot maids. Many cartoons and films have after been trying to do the same but how well do they actually predict the changes which are happening?  We are often curious and excited about what the future may bring coupled with some fear and worry about the uncertainty.


I am feeling very grateful to be living in a city where things are moving and changing at a super-fast pace. Living in an area of the city where most of the buildings are 30-100+ floors high. In the last few years, the use of notes and coins have more or less been replaced with QR codes and electronic wallets.


其中一方面是可以从历史课上学到过去的立场,所以我可以理解;但我在学校的课程中从来没有提到过未来。因为这个原因,《杰森一家》吸引了我,因为这可能是我未来生活的一天。人们乘坐分离舱、喷气背包旅行,还有带上机器人女佣。许多卡通和电影都在尝试着做同样的事情,但是它们到底能在多大程度上预测正在发生的变化呢?我们常常对未来会带来什么而感到好奇和兴奋,但同时也会对不确定性感到恐惧和担忧。


生活在一个日新月异的城市,当住在大部分建筑都有30-100层楼高的市区里,我感到非常感激。过去几年,纸币和硬币的使用或多或少的被二维码和电子钱包取代。



New things happen all the time and new things pop up all the time and last week the taxi drones have arrived. Only a few weeks before they actually arrived, I had a discussion in one of my lessons about being future-ready. In a year’s time, we may be seeing flying drones like in the Jetsons outside the 57th floor of my facilitation/training room. This now seems like it may not be a too far-fetched reality.


新事物层出不穷。上周,无人驾驶出租车出现了。也就在他们真正到来的几周前,我在我其中一堂课上讨论了如何为未来做好准备。一年后,我们可能会看到像在《杰森一家》(the Jetsons)里那样的无人机,在我57层的辅导/培训室外飞行。现在看来,这似乎不是一个太牵强的现实,以前的幻想也逐渐步向实现。


I have watched the future being created around me for the last 8 years living in a tier 1 city in China. From building being 3 stories into the group to towering 50 floors into the sky.

So, when our environment is changing at such a pace how do we keep up with this change. Change is inevitable but it does also impact our life in sometimes predictable ways, but other times comes by a surprise. In my last article, we talked about the future of work and what we need to invest in our own learning.


在过去的8年里,我一直生活在中国的一线城市,目睹着未来在我身边被创造出来,像从3层楼高的平房变成50层楼高接天际的建筑。

因此,当我们的环境以这样的速度变化时,我们如何跟上这种变化?改变是不可避免的,但它也会以可预见的方式影响我们的生活,但有时也会带来惊喜。在我的上一篇文章中,我们讨论了工作的未来,以及我们需要在自己的学习中投入什么。


We need to understand ourselves better than ever to be able to adapt to a world of change. Key to this is to understand our core values. These serve a compass which guides us, and goals will set our direction. We can all set a goal but to understand all the elements of setting a goal and actually achieve it is sometimes a different matter. It is rarely a straight and linear process. To manage the ups and downs takes self-awareness and resilience.


我们需要比以往任何时候都更了解自己,以便能够适应一个变化的世界。关键是要理解我们自己的核心价值观。这些都是指引我们的指南针,目标将为我们指明的方向。我们都可以设定一个目标,但要理解设定目标的所有要素并真正实现它,有时就是另一回事了。它很少是一个直接和线性的过程。管理中的起起伏伏需要的是自我意识和适应力。



It is an exciting and uncertain future we are facing to navigate this we need to adopt growth mindsets to adapt to our surroundings. The past may have many lovely memories and does not mean we should forget but we are constantly moving to the future and your presence and your future will be the reality.  Embrace it and do your bit to grow and develop to make a difference in the future.


这是一个既令人兴奋又带不确定性的未来,我们面临的导航需要采用增长心态来适应当下的环境。过去也许有许多美好的回忆,并不意味着我们应该忘记,但我们正在不断走向未来,你的存在和你的未来将是现实。拥抱它,尽自己的一份力量成长和发展,在未来做出改变吧。



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