Worries about the future often share a critical flaw. They sometimes assume nothing changes, or that change happens more slowly than it does—when instead, awareness of a problem drives people to find solutions to it, reducing the risk.
Take the idea of technological unemployment.
There is growing concern and evidence that robots and artificial intelligence will replace a massive number of jobs in the not so distant future, but there is also evidence that new technologies might counteract the resulting unemployment.
By Darlene Damm. There is rapid growth of entrepreneurial cultures and ecosystems in nearly every country—mini Silicon Valleys, incubators, accelerators, universities teaching entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, different parts of the entrepreneurial process are being democratized. Crowdfunding is democratizing investment; organizations like TechShop are democratizing research, development and prototyping; and low-cost 3D printers and drones are democratizing manufacturing and distribution.