In the early 19th Century, Scottish lawyer-turned-geologist Sir Charles Lyell argued, “The present is the key to the past, and the past is the key to the future.” In other words, if we want to know what’s going to happen in the future, we look to the past, to its patterns. A more contemporary source, the popular movie Back to the Future, featured an infamous Sports Almanac, which was a collection of present statistics brought to the past and used by Biff to cheat on sports bets. Although Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown agreed this “demonstrates precisely how time travel can be misused,” what if they were able to use that knowledge for good? By extrapolating the patterns they see, they could gain an insight into the future. Here are 3 workforce patterns Marty McFly and Doctor Emmett Brown might have recognized when they went back to the future
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