Futurist Faith Popcorn has peered into her crystal ball and found that 2009 looks dismal. In a press release, she says it will be a year "marked by unprecedented fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. A year in which we'll see a range of consumer reactions to a nation that has seen itself moving in the wrong direction." She goes on to declare, "It's the end of the world as we know it."
Yikes. It sounds like we might as well cancel any planned joy and hunker down until 2010. But will it really be so bad?
Call me naive, but I refuse to believe such dark clouds loom. Here's why:
What do you think -- do you agree with Popcorn, or with me?