In this series of open-ended questions we will explore with the Ask.Steem Community hypothetical questions prefaced with the words "What if".
The questions will delve into the infinite possibilities stretching from the highly improbable (but possible) to the highly probable. When the mind is stretched to think in that manner, it becomes the hotbed for new ideas, hypotheses, theories, discoveries and inventions. The world we live in and the conveniences we take for granted are largely the by-products of the imaginary adventures our forefathers undertook after having asked countless hypothetical "What if" questions.
We will also explore the scenario analysis known as 'Counterfactual Thinking' - analyzing the possible alternative scenarios instead of those that happened. What events would have followed if something didn't happen or something else had happened? Questions like, "What if Japan won in World War II ?" "What if Hitler believed in ahimsa, like Mahatma Gandhi? "What if President John F Kennedy was not assassinated on November 22, 1963?"
The process will encourage you to think critically and creatively out of box, however ridiculous it may be. It could be both educational and fun.