The problem isn’t just our blindness, but our blindness to our blindness.
It’s insane the extent to which we don’t expect to be surprised. Each of us is so unjustifiably sure of our implicit understanding of reality, but we continue to be surprised, and then we’re surprised that we’re surprised. Reality doesn’t end at the edge of your imagination. Beyond your imagination is where all the stuff that will surprise you is already becoming.
The linear modeling that we come equipped with is outdated in a world that is changing non-linearly.