Business and Life Advice Circa 2077

This post is written circa 2077 and part of the Visions of the Future bloggers network, a group of bloggers inspired by the new TV series Continuum. The one hour police drama tells the story of Kiera Cameron, a regular cop from 65 years in the future who finds herself trapped in present day Vancouver with eight of the most ruthless criminals from the future, known as Liber8, loose in the city. In the collection of blog posts, various writers share their vision of the future and how they would deal with the challenges. Head over to the Continuum website to catch the other posts and learn more about the series.

Being able to hide is a thing of the past. Freedom is a fabricated credence. Your every move and every action is recorded and becomes a fiber in your personal brand which reflects your integrity, values, and overall mission.
My grandparents told me many stories of the past. I love hearing them.

My grandmother was an Online Marketing Strategist when the Internet was in its infancy. My grandfather was a Banker back when money was printed on paper and stamped on round pieces of metal. I still have a coin from 2000, the new millennium.

As I embark on a new adventure to promote moon tourism, I often think about the advice my grandmother gave me. No matter how much the world changes and technology advances, she always says the best career and life lessons are timeless.

Here are 12 pieces of advice for success:

1. The most powerful technology in the world can’t replace powerful relationships.

You have to build trust with those around you. You never know when you’ll need a favour or when one person can mean a world of difference in your career and your life.

2. Your past experiences prepare you for the present moment.

No matter how varied and seemingly irrelevant an experience may be at the time, the cumulation of all your past experiences will always prepare you for the present moment you find yourself in.

3. There’s no way of knowing just where you’ll end up.

It’s important to respect -and enjoy -the journey you’re on. Stop chasing the destination and take a second to take in the moment.

4. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

Follow through on what you say you’re going to do to become a top-notch connection in people’s networks. Broken promises lead to broken trust and damaged relationships and you never want to burn bridges with people who could be incredibly valuable to you in the future.

5. Persevere.

It is hard to change people’s minds and behaviours. Getting to where you want to be and tackling big goals are never going to be easy but success comes to those who hang in there. Remember how long it took for people to stop driving gasoline vehicles?!

6. Don’t be afraid to try and fail.

Many successful people will tell you they have failed more times than they have succeeded. What risk can you take right now that could potentially propel you forward in a big way?

7. Don’t think it’s insane to want to change the world.

A commercial by the enduring globe-spanning empire Apple, founded by the one of history’s great entrepreneurs, Steve Jobs, says it best: “The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

8. You are where you are for a reason.

Every generation imagines what it would be like to have been born decades -or centuries -earlier. People say “The 2050s were so much cooler than the 2070s; I wish I grew up then instead of now.” or people say “I would have liked to have been around in 2000 for the turn of the millennium.” You likely wouldn’t “fit” though and you have a purpose to fulfill now.

9. The past often predicts the future.

Pay attention, take notes, and find the lessons learned from past successes and failures.

10. Intuition should never be ignored.

There are more tools and technology than ever before to help us make the right decisions but nothing beats following your gut feeling.

11. You don’t need a comprehensive plan to take the first step.

Over-planning and striving for perfection prevents too many people from taking a step towards their vision. What action do you need to take towards an idea you have or move you want to make?

12. You have the power to shape the future.

That’s a lot of power. Use your career to make a difference, contribute positively to the world, and leave your mark on time.

What do you think the world will be like circa 2077?

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5 thoughts on “Business and Life Advice Circa 2077

  1. “…Being able to hide is a thing of the past. Freedom is a fabricated
    credence. Your every move and every action is recorded and becomes a
    fiber in your personal brand….”

    I can see this coming, and I’m glad I’m in my sixties so I’ll likely be dead, or too old for it to matter, by the time this comes true.  The concept that a person is a ‘brand’ and that nothing he or she ever does can be forgotten is scary. People change and develop and make mistakes and learn from them, but if a person’s past mistakes can be thrown in their face decades later what does this matter?  It looks as if in the future if you make one mistake you might as well jump off a bridge or something, because you will have no future that won’t feature that mistake at every turn. 

    1. I agree that it is a little scary but I do think that’s how it will be. It feels like we’re moving more in that direction. I mean, I feel bad for teenagers today especially who can’t make any stupid mistakes without having them plastered online. We all make mistakes and like you said, we learn from them and hopefully have an opportunity to move forward.

  2. 1 Under no circumstances do anything to threaten the cultivated relationship with your superiors.
    2 Think of nothing else but your job and your unconditional faith with the company
    3 If you fail with this corporation, you will lose everything–adequate food and shelter, education and medical. No other corporation will hire you, you will immediately be forced to the gated ghettos and work menial labour.

    let’s jump ahead

    9 In ancient China when capitalism was introduced in the early 2000’s. The people were privileged to work with the large corporate manufacturers, who paid modest wages. The hours were long and the work demanding, causing severe stress and depression. Working conditions in some facilities were hazardous, exposed to toxins and minimal if no safety standards. Employees who were terminated from these companies experienced a high suicide rate. Proving to be a profitable management strategy, these working models soon spread to at first poorer nations, but were eventually adopted by the west as well, in order to compete.

    another jump

    12 Meet with others who are dissatisfied with their lot in corporate slavery. Gather information and intelligence you can use if you are terminated and/or pass this information on to the resistance.

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