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Author Maggie Jackson and the power of uncertainty

Karen Smul

If predictability is the quality or state of being expected, then what’s been happening in the world as of late is the opposite of that.

A pandemic every 100 years. Political instability. Economic ups and downs. War in the Ukraine and Israel.

Hate is on the rise, algorithms increasingly predict our wants and desires, and rob us of our privacy in the process.

The news cycle is a swirl of forces seemingly outside our control, especially when we’ve been wired to value decisiveness and eschew unpredictability.

But what if uncertainty isn’t a weakness, but a strength?

We talk to author Maggie Jackson, whose new book ponders the wisdom and wonder of being unsure.


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