Actually, the ominous part is all over, so relax.
A week before the very first Foresight Conference, there was an earthquake — the famous 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The conference was moved from the Stanford campus to the Garden Court in downtown Palo Alto as a result.
Now, just a week before our 2010 Conference, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first one, we have another California earthquake. Luckily, this one didn’t do nearly as much damage.
The first Conference was a tremendous success, enough to be a high point in the memories of many attendees. Let’s hope the parallels continue and the anniversary conference is a worthy echo of the original.