Saturday 21 Jul 2018 | 19:44 | SYDNEY
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Two links about global change


Sam Roggeveen


5 May 2008 18:17

CIA Director Michael Hayden recently gave a powerhouse speech about global trends, in which he says that one of the surest paths to an intelligence breakdown is a failure of imagination. It is indeed common for political experts of all kinds to assume that the future will look more or less like the present, with a few incremental changes of a similar kind to those already seen. Seldom do we anticipate (much less prepare for) radical change. And it's a tendency not confined to the political world: in a must-read interview, Google co-founder Larry Page expresses his frustration at failures of imagination.