The ability to imagine something that doesn't exist yet, but in a way that is grounded in existing reality. This is essential for innovation, for adaptability in times of uncertainty, and is an important part of developing the uncertainty mindset. Seems like a contradiction but isn't.
See also: affordances, causality, complexity, design, freedom, knowability, negative capability, precautionary principle, resilience, self-therapy, the work of uncertainty, tradeoffs, uncertain futures, voluntary uncertainty.
#20: Being prepared
#3: Reality mining
#51: The sensible approach
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the work of uncertainty