In fact, this nice quote of technology futurist Daniel Burrus reminds me vividly of what author-filmmaker-futurist Joel Arthur Barker has said back in the nineties:
"It is the future where our greatest leverage is. We can't change the past, although, if we are smart, we learn from it.
Things happen in only one place - the present, and usually we react to those events.
The space of time in the present is too slim to allow for much more.
It is in the yet-to-be, the future, and only there, where we have the time to prepare for the present."