If the first Industrial Revolution was water and steam power, while the second has been electricity and network-pushed, what will NEXT look like? It’s not a silly question, at all. And since the World may fall apart based on global economic consequences of War, Sanctions, Asset-Stripped Money, and little side issues like a die-off and radiation, the problem seems pretty real.
Before we get into the details (and this could become another chapter of my book The 100-Year Toaster as a final, final, I promise FINAL chapter) there’s a new way of “future modeling” I’ve come to which I think you’ll find a useful thinking tool, as well.
First, a few headlines about the nutty market which is trying to figure out which way the Federal Reserve will call future interest rates this afternoon. We think higher.
But after the ChartPack and some headlines, a “blocking and tackling” exercise in what the “world after all this shit” looks like.
Inspired and with a hat tip reader/subscribers LOOB and BIC who are tasked with answering to grandchildren those fuzzy and imprecise questions.
Like “What should I be when I grow up, grandpa?”
Spoiler alert: First, you need a World…