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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.
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of or relating to futurology
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Before the start of the professional competition, representatives of the MATN member countries laid down the Druzhba futurological capsule with 8 messages to future generations about new technologies in the oil pipeline industry.
They strive to build futurological picture of "Sustainable Society" based on these systems and introduce new ideal of public-political humanity development.
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I have several philosophical, logical, ethical, historical, and futurological problems with the concept of the Singularity, but for now I simply want to ask 10 questions about machine intelligence to see how it compares with that of humans.
Partly based on Solaris writer Stanislaw Lem's 1971 novel The Futurological Congress, Israeli director Ari Folman (Waltz With Bashir) delivers a unique take on an industry that's not always this keen to be so introspective.
To this end, I read the play, not as a futurological science fiction, but rather as a theoretical and ethical critique of modern liberal humanism--at least, a traditional form of humanism that seeks to distinguish, with epistemological and ontological certainty, that which is human from that which is not.
(30) In the 1970s, when Ershov began to publicly develop his ideas about the human and social significance of the exponentially increasing significance and distribution of information, he was not relying on vague futurological projections.
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"The ceasefire was in fact what Israel wanted because it lacked the ability to hand long-term war, specially a ground assault," Director of the International Centre for Futurological and Strategic Research in Cairo Adel Suleiman told FNA on Tuesday.
(1) Wright rejected Harlem's status as a unique enclave and contested the New Deal's futurological discourse of state-sponsored spatial and community reform with an imagined cross-class community, foregrounding racial nationalism as an important marker of blacks' claim to justice.
This invention includes representing the past partly from an explicit futurological point of view; however, this futurology enables knowledge about the history of the present time and in this aspect is the fictional one, i.