I have a question for you, perhaps something to think about over this long weekend. It is more of a challenge, really. But it’s a question I ask myself sometimes. I’m curious to hear what others say.
What is a widely held belief in your industry/field that is most likely to be generally regarded as wrong 50 years from now? And here’s the tricky part: it has to be something you currently believe, too.
I’ll give an example. I currently believe, and many others do too, that electric cars are on balance good for the environment and we should have a lot more of them. I can also easily imagine that in 50 years electric cars will be regarded as wasteful, overly energy intensive forms of private transportation that tax the electricity grid (because EVs require a lot of electricity) and are therefore maligned much as gas cars are now today.
Reply to this email with your thoughts if you so desire. Or keep it to yourself if you prefer, that’s cool too.
Have a great Fourth of July, everyone, and don’t forget to read Frederick Douglass’s speech sometime this weekend.