It sounds like the opening line for the voiceover of the next Hollywood blockbuster.
But this isn't sci-fi or fantasy.
Predicting the future is in fact, Amy Webb's job - or more accurately, her business.
In this thought-provoking interview by Forbes' Christina Vuleta, the founder of Future Today Institute voices her fears about the blinkered and jeopardising approach being taken towards technology and science by our government and business leaders, which, she claims, may ultimately impact even our own humanity.
She examines whether entrepreneurs are more natural (and therefore better) future forecasters than mainstream business professionals and whether futurism can help us develop our next career choices.
She also touches on what 'fringe technology' we should expect to experience imminently as part of our regular working and private lives. This is, for example, clearly going to be the year of us all talking to our machines!
And intriguingly, she asserts that we can all get the hang of futurism by using her tried and tested forecasting techniques.
If you're as curious as I am about the future, this article is definitely worth a quick read. And I'd keep Amy Webb on your horizon too. She seems to know things that others clearly don't - and she's getting her predictions right.
People and organizations who use the tools of futurists —Nintendo, IBM, Amazon —succeeded even in the face of disruption; while those that didn’t—Blackberry, Zenith, Kodak––met their demise. But there is more at stake. If humans do not make a greater effort to understand the implications of our actions today, we are in danger of jeopardizing our own humanity. I am concerned that business and government leaders are making short-sighted decisions about technology and science.