Tomorrow has no use for our monuments. It needs our data—and warnings.

Paul Ford, CEO of Postlight, in Wired:

We came to believe that our recent history is the range of what is possible, and now we are watching charts where the y axis can’t keep up with events. For its part, the future is not awaiting our wise counsel. That is the wealthy man’s folly, to believe that people want your wisdom. The future is concerned with itself. The people in that time will abide your wisdom in exchange for safety. They will be amused by our clocks and space cars, but what they will want to know is, how high did the water get, please?