Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Looking into the future with Jeff Immelt

Jeff Immelt says: 'How are you going to feel in five years time, if it is the same as it is today, if it is exactly as it is today? Five years! Or a hundred years! We should embrace the current uncertainty. It's going to be the same, for ever! Uncertainty, that is. I'm certain. In the year 2525, if man is still alive, the government will still be living next door. In the year 4545, you ain't gonna need your teeth. Yes, I have that on good authority. You won't need them. How will you feel then? How will you eat? Pop pills? Smoke a bit of weed? Peyote? Oh, don't get me started. Mysticism, you see. Sure, mysticism is coming! It is the way. Just ask Mikey. He'll tell you. He'll tell you it is already here. It never really went away. But will it be the same, the same as today? Or will all this mystic stuff change, in tune with the cosmos, as it were? Only time will tell. And time will tell - you better believe it, baby! In the year 5555, your legs will have nothing to do. Probably a machine will take care of things for you. But to hell with it! We have got to embrace change, embrace uncertainty. Yes! Embrace the man or woman next to you, and go on to the astral plane - embrace spirits and ghosts or whatever! No one is going to judge you. No one is going to say: Man, that cat is crazy! He's gone in the head, boy! And even if they do, so what? You've got to be confident with yourself. To hell with it! I'm a man! You're a man, or maybe a woman - who knows? But be proud! To hell with it! Embrace yourself. Embrace the cosmos. In the year 9595, well, let's not go there, eh? I think we're getting ahead of ourselves, don't you? Will it be the same? Who knows? Who cares? Just embrace it.'

Yeah, thanks for that, Jeff.