This week’s Must See Monday,”A History of the Future of News: What 1767 Tells Us About 2110,” featuring Eric Newton who discussed his theory on the changing world of media. He detailed how the media changes form one generation to the next; from the Compromise generation to the Cyber generation. Also, his lecture focused on the fascinating predictions people made and the actual changes that occurred. It is amazing how so many people stayed inside the comfort zone of logical reason and would not dare step out into the unknown. The future is right around the corner and is coming closer as time ticks. Newton says the future is for those who “Think crazy!” The science fiction visionaries who are not afraid to take risks and be laughed at by the inside the box thinkers. His lecture was inspiring because it gave permission to be creative and have non traditional ideas. The world of media is changing quicker than it ever has before and in order to stay current one has to constantly be on the edge and try new things. This is where it leads into one of his great topics of the night, an educational “Next Big Thing” think tank! I think that is an excellent idea and should be implemented at the Cronkite School. How amazing would it be to have the best journalism students in the country spearhead an idea and network it across the country and the world. It will give students a new sense of ability and entrepreneurship. Eric Newton was a fascinating speaker and I look forward witnessing and being a part of the next generation of the media.