Effective August 15, 2017, I no longer answer to the title Futurist. I’m not retiring, I’m retiring my title of Futurist. It was getting a bit irrelevant. Maybe the future’s finally caught up with us. Oddly, so many seem unhappy with that.

No one with choices retires really. When they do have choices, they get to choose how to spend their time, attention and money. Some are better at it than others.

Instead of just being a Futurist, I’m going to get better at exploring ideas. That doesn’t really need a title, it needs pen and paper, it needs this iPad, it needs a list of friends and acquaintances to interview and it needs a seemingly endless book budget. Fortunately, I planned ahead. It’s an occupational habit, er, it used to be anyway.