“An answer is always the part of the road that is behind you. Only questions point to the future.” - Jostein Gaarder
All good ideas about the future start with a great question.
In 1879, Karl Benz asked: "Why do carriages need to be pulled by horses? Can't they be powered by something less temperamental?"
In answering that question - the modern motor vehicle was invented and the rest is now history.
Apparently Einstein's general theory of relativity began with him asking himself the question: “What if I rode a beam of light across the universe?” and then he set out to answer that.
Some people are highly-skilled at asking good questions.
Criminal investigators, lawyers, teachers and journalists all make their living by posing questions and finding out the answer, but for almost everyone else, there is far more of a focus on having the right answers than spending too much time perfecting insightful questions.
Right now, what should be obvious to everyone, is that the answers that we currently have, don't seem to be the right ones for the questions that we are not asking.
Better questions about the future are needed, More curiosity, more investigation and exploration into what the options might be.