You can talk about the future, discuss the future, analyze the future and try to predict the future.
Or you can try to participate in creating the future.
The first ones can be learned by following a map.
For the last one there's no map.
There's no clear path.
No graphs to interpret.
No guidebook to follow.
No university to graduate from.
That's why most people aren't in the last category.
And instead they're in the business of talking about the future, discussing the future, analyzing the future and predicting the future.
And just a tiny fraction is in the business of creating the future.
That's why in the end it's probably easier to succeed in creating the future than it is to just talk about the future, discuss the future, analyze the future, and to predict the future.
Because there's a lot less competition.
No matter how big or small your contribution...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]