"We don't tend to think long-term. Now, I am not anti-Amazon.... However, I am pro keeping humans in the loop to help with a lot of the decisions that get made. I'm also very much pro-independent bookstores. I believe strongly in the value proposition of a local bookseller. However, I'm a pragmatist, right? So, while I know you're doing well today, my concern is that things change, and I'm not entirely convinced that you're prepared for the next 10 years, the next 20 years. Which means that we all have to stop and think more carefully about our automated future and that very much includes you.... Start thinking like a futurist."
Amy Webb at Wi13: 'Start Thinking Like a Futurist'
--Amy Webb, quantitative futurist and author of The Signals Are Talking: Why Today's Fringe Is Tomorrow's Mainstream, in her Wi13 keynote on the future of bookselling, for which she also created a digital folder "to help you on this journey."