forethinker

forethinker

(fɔːˈθɪŋkə)
n
someone who forethinks
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His intellectual side was emphasized by the apparent meaning of his name, Forethinker. In common belief he developed into a master craftsman, and in this connection he was associated with fire and the creation of mortals.
The gods who gave Prometheus his name, Forethinker, were foolish, Kratos pointed out, for Prometheus required a higher intelligence to do his thinking for him.
Since the 1960s, forethinkers of computing models have predicted that, at some point; computing may be organized as a public utility, next to electricity, gas, water, and phone service (Gary Anthes, "Security in the Cloud," Communications of the ACM, November 2010).