Blast From the Past – Back to the Future

June 17, 2020 - Published by IAG Wealth Partners

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With our weekly blog writer, Scott Heins on vacation, we thought we would bring you one of Scott’s original blogs. This one, Back to the Future was originally published October 21, 2015

Your alarm goes off tomorrow morning. You open your eyes and start your morning routines, but something feels different. Your first glance at the mirror reveals a person that looks 30 years older than you were the night before. Are you dreaming? Nope. Somehow the world moved 30 years forward overnight and today is October 21, 2045.

Take a look around your world 30 years into the future. Ignore the color of your hair or the extra wrinkles on your skin. What technologies make your life easier? What do you use for transportation? What has changed in medicine and medical care? More than likely 2045’s basic reality is 2015’s dreams.

The director of Back to the Future II faced the same dilemma in 1989 in portraying the future. October 21, 2015, is the day that Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown safely landed their DeLorean time travel machine in the future (today).

Even Hollywood’s wildest 1989 dreams did not include the internet or cell phones, though it did include personal hover boards and hydration cooking.

There are always reasons to be pessimistic about the future and the media seems to dwell on them constantly. Over the long-term our existence seems to improve in fits and starts through technology and innovation. There are always reasons for optimism if you look hard enough.

As always, we recommend putting all time travel in the context of your personal goals as defined in your Portfolio GPS.



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