One Word Futures

22Jun04

There’s an online poll at MIT’s Magazine of Innovation, Technology Review, about one word futures. Here’s the link and some text:

In the 1967 movie ‘The Graduate,’ Dustin Hoffman’s character was told that future success was encapsulated in ‘one word: plastics.’ What’s the ‘one word’ you would whisper to today’s college graduates?

*nanotechnology

*genomics

*software

*broadband

*wireless

*hydrogen

*plastics

*robotics”

You may have to subscribe to view it (it’s really quite interesting and insightful stuff, from a tech-geek point-o-view). The point, however, of this post is to query…… We in the amorphous entity called “the church” like one-word-ish kinds of phrases too to describe our (perceived) future. Here are a few from the last few years:

*Catholic

*Reformed

*Seeker-sensitive

*Contemporary

*Postmodern

*GenX

*Simple

*House-Church

*Ecumenical

What would you add to this list? Is there even a point in having such simplified monikers?

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