The Futurist

The Futurist, subtitled A Journal of Forecasts, Trends and Ideas About the Future, is a journal that explores social and technological changes, with forecasts, trends and ideas about the future. Founded in 1967, The Futurist is published bimonthly by the World Future Society.Articles focus on the topic of sociology. The Editors of this journal are Edward S. Cornish and Jeff Cornish.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 6, November-December

A Checklist for Evaluating Forecasts
We need forecasts in order to discover new possibilities and avoid potential disasters. But not all forecasts are created equal. A professional futurist shows you what to look for in a forecast. You are sitting at home with a newspaper, reading a forecast,...
Catastrophe Futures: Learning to Predict Natural Disasters
By making use of financial-forecasting data, finance expert Russ Ray believes we could predict earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods more accurately than ever before. The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) recently introduced a remarkable technique for controlling...
FutureProbe: Imagining Possibilities, Creating Opportunities
"The future is like a roller coaster ride," David P. Snyder told attendees at the World Future Society's annual conference. "The problems going on now are not the result of faltering leadership, but merely part of a historical cycle of change." By being...
Lifetime Learning: The New Educational Imperative
If students are to succeed in tomorrow's world, their education must instill in them the desire to keep learning throughout their lives. For at least a decade now, experts have been telling us that to prosper in the future the United States needs to...
Specialty Cars for the 21st Century: Downsized Cars with Upscale Appeal
People buy oversized cars and underutilize them. By changing car drivers' minds about small cars, automakers could develop specialized vehicles that may reduce fuel use and pollution. Solving the world's energy and pollution problems caused by the burgeoning...
The Digital Revolution: Reasons for Optimism
Computers are not moral; they cannot resolve complex issues like the rights to life and to death. But the digital revolution, nevertheless, does give much cause for optimism. Like a force of nature, the digital age cannot be denied or stopped. It has...
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