For example, when the neocons tell us that we need a "new Pearl Harbor" to justify a transformation of America's military, we can bet a new Pearl Harbor is going to arrive as soon as they get into office.
And now, after years of Bill Gates warning us that a pandemic was going to strike and utterly transform the world as we know it, here we are. He even went so far as to "simulate" the exact scenario we're living through just before we started living through it.
So, you see my point. Sometimes seeing what's coming next is just a question of listening to what the planners are telling us. Keeping that in mind, let's look at four predictions for how the coronavirus crisis is likely to proceed from here.