Do you want to know the future?
Recently, many alleged time travelers from the future, such as John Titor, made predictions about the future world which they came from.
As you know, most of their predictions have failed so far.
Thus, is it impossible to know the future?
I think it is still too early to conclude that we cannot know the future, because there was a real prophet in the world.
About 100 years ago, a man made a huge number of predictions and many of them came true.
For example, he predicted the outbreaks of the two world wars, the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan's defeat in the WWII and the release of Apple Watch and so on.
He was a marvelous prophet, because some people say his prediction accuracy is more than 95% and thus he has received a great response in Japan in the early 1900s.
His name is Onisaburo Deguchi who has set a big spiritual trends in Japan.
Onisaburo Deguchi (1871-1948). He was a spiritual leader of religious movement in Japan in the early 1900s. He left a voluminous amount of prophetic writings. According to some of his followers, Onisaburo's prediction accuracy is more than 95% and his predictions are coming true even today.
Kyotaro Deguchi, a grandchild of Onisaburo, gave a talk on the subject of “The Future Prediction of Onisaburo Deguchi” all over Japan in 1977 to 1978.
Kyotaro introduced some of the predictions which Onisaburo talked about the future society.
Onisaburo's predictions cover a wide field including world wars, technologies, society, politics and economics in the future.
Here, I will introduce some of the Onisaburo's future predictions including already fulfilled one.
Prediction 1: Manned Lunar Landing
Onisaburo predicted the manned lunar landing since the prewar periods.
One of the followers of Onisaburo said as follows,
When I visited Onisaburo during the World War II, he told me that men will visit the moon in the future.
I couldn’t believe what he said at that time.
That shouldn’t happen!
But later, when U.S. astronauts landed on the moon, I felt again how marvelous Onisaburo’s power of prediction was.
Prediction 2: Future Airplanes
Onisaburo also made predictions about the future of airplanes.
He told the future of airplanes in a discussion meeting as follows:
You said, airplanes will fall into disuse in the Maitreya age（a time of great peace and prosperity correspoinding to the millennium）in the future.
Yes, they will, because new flying devices will be developed.
Those flying devices will be a far superior to conventional airplanes.
They will operate on a principle totally different from that of modern airplanes.
About this future airplanes, Onisaburo also predicted as follows,
“Airplanes which never crash will be developed in the future.”
Onisaburo called such a future flying device as “Amano Hagoromo,” in his writings, “The Story of the Spirit World.”
In Volume 14, Chapter 8 of the writings, Onisaburo described the world in the 24th century.
In this description, a character who lives in the 24th century says as follows:
You don’t understand what I said, because you still cling to an old-way of thinking as in primitive times.
But, we are living in the 24th century now.
What do you think about today’s world?
You know, we are living in a time when both of the Kingdom of Heaven and the Land of Happiness have been fully realized.
Airplane and airship have already become out of date.
Instead, an ingenious and unique flying device called as "Amano Hagoromo (robe-of-feathers)" was invented.
You know, the train travels through the air at 500 miles per hour.
Lotus flowers are in full broom beautifully and flourishing.
A Utopia of indescribable beauty has opened before our eyes.
Prediction 3: Revival of Barter Trade System
Furthermore, Onisaburo made predictions of the future monetary system.
Monetary system will be unified into one system and barter trade system will also come into use.
Today, it appears unlikely that barter trade system will come back.
However, the combination of the spread of virtual currency and the development of AI technology may accelerate the use of barter trade system.
The reason is because all of the problems in the conventional barter trade system can be overcome through the introduction of AI technologies and virtual currency.
In order to understand that, suppose that Alice would like to make a trade of her used guitar for someone else's used laptop.
In the conventional barter trade system, there was a problem that it was difficult to find a desired partner.
However, the development of global network enabled us to easily find a desired partner.
The second problem in the conventional barter trade system is that it was difficult to appraise a proper price of a used article.
To overcome this problem, AI appraisal system utilizing big-data analysis will enable us to know a proper price of a used article in an instant.
As the third problem in the conventional barter trade system, there is little chance that the goods of Alice and Bob are equivalent.
It is more often the case that the those goods are not equivalent.
However, the difference in price can be compensated by virtual currency.
For example, suppose that the price of the Alice's used guitar is higher than that of the Bob's used laptop.
In this case, Alice can receive the Bob's used laptop plus the virtual currency which corresponds to the price difference between those used goods, in exchange for Alice's used guitar.
Unified virtual currency would also facilitate the realization of workable deals in the barter trade system.
Furthermore, delivery drones would support direct dealing between Alice and Bob without delivery companies.
In this way, the state-of-the-art technologies will help revive the barter trade system.
Therefore, Onisaburo’s prediction that the barter trade system will be revived in the future is not a pipe dream.
Gold Mine of Novel Business Ideas
As described above, Onisburo’s predictions of the future provide us with wealth of clues for novel business ideas.
Indeed, Onisaburo stood out for creativity among the Japanese of his time.
Actually, many of his prediction has come true, such as Apple Watch, a maglev train and a multicoptor and so on.
In other words, it can be said that his predictions of future technology and business model will prevail in the future, considering the accuracy of more than 95%.
Therefore, if you can take a hint from Onisaburo’s predictions, you may become a billionaire in the future, such as Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos and so on.
July 8, 2018
- Kyotaro Deguchi (August 30, 2001). "A giant, Onisaburo Deguchi."
- Sugen Takeda (September 3, 2013). "Warning from the spirit world by Onisaburo Deguchi."
- Hiroaki Izuka (2007-2018) "Reikai Monogatari Net."