“He didn’t see that one coming!” That was the joke that went around when he left. It had been a good time to be a futurist. Exponential change. New tech. Fast moving cultural movements. He’d never been short of things for his newsletter. There’d always been a conference platform but his bread and butter was as Chief Imagineer (he picked the name) on the Board. He’d always joked that an AI might take his job. That’s one he got wrong. As he left, his cardboard box full of gadgets, he looked over his shoulder at a group of interns speculating.