Assignment: Purchase and read “The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the new world disorder constantly surprises us and what we can do about it,” by Joshua Cooper Ramo.
In short, we need to accept the world is inherently unpredictable, get good at noticing the signs (think: animals heading uphill hours before a tsunami actually hits) and do what we need to do to train ourselves to adapt — quickly.
More complete thoughts when I finish the book. Just wanted to get this title into your hands. (Hat tip to my favorite futurist, SEB.)