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The study or forecasting of potential developments, as in science, technology, and society, using current conditions and trends as a point of departure.

fu′tur·o·log′i·cal (fyo͞o′chər-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
fu′tu·rol′o·gist n.


(ˌfyu tʃəˈrɒl ə dʒɪst)
a practitioner of futurology.


[ˌfjuːtʃərˈɒlədʒɪst] Nfuturólogo/a m/f


[ˌfjuːtʃərˈɒlədʒɪst] nfuturologo/a
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BY NICOLA MILLARD, BT FUTUROLOGIST OVER the past 10 years, the internet has revolutionised the way we work and play, transformed our homes, our health and the way we shop.
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Futurologist Dr Ian Pearson has predicted we'll all be having sex with robots in the next ten years.
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In this visionary book, that sometimes reads like a great science-fiction novel (with the emphasis on the "science" part), the author, a futurologist and entrepreneur, describes how our cities were shaped from the nineteenth century to the present, and the forces that had affected our ideas of planning and design, from telegraph to cloud computing and beyond.