If Only We Knew The Future

Wouldn’t it be a wonderful world if everything was predictable and faultlessly mapped out ahead and thereby everything would work perfectly.

It would also be right scary as serendipity would be abolished and we would get to know everything the future holds. This could leads to mass emigration, fortunes made on the stock exchange and billions of winners on the national lottery, each sharing 5p.

The BBC would have nought to moan about and politicians would feel amazingly safe during interviews. Government policy would be spared from the unknown, everything would be exactly as planned; no unforeseen errors, failed schemes or CrossRail. Smart motorways may or may not exist, but perhaps four lane motorways would be nationwide.

Nobody would travel overseas in case it pollutes the world and includes a health risk. The only downside in the whole transition is we would have to cancel civilisation as we know it, and what would that lead to? Oh hang in this brave new scenario we would of course already know that.

Alistair Owens

The meandering thoughts of someone with too much time on his hands. Tending to see the obscure and irrelevant in most events I have been forced to record this by family members as a means of diverting attention away from them. But I see their plan.

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