Magazine article The Futurist

You Know You're a Futurist If

Magazine article The Futurist

You Know You're a Futurist If

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Recently on Twitter, a few of us were reflecting on what makes futurists special.

@WorldFutureSoc You know you're a futurist if you start accidentally putting NEXT year's year in the date line. * smacks forehead*

@jbmahaffie It'd be great to collect "you know you're a futurist if ..." jokes, with a nod to Jeff Foxworthy, got any more?

@WorldFutureSoc If I'd had foresight, I would have hashtagged.

@WorldFutureSoc #YKYAF You know you're a futurist if you look both ways before crossing a one-way street (watch out for wild cards)

@latta if you live in a large metro area, you *need* to look both ways on a one way.

@lisadonchak In the UK, I look the wrong way first before crossing the street. Priming!

@WorldFutureSoc #YKYAF You know you're a futurist if you think AI stands for artificial intelligence, not "American Idol."

@lisadonchak #YKYAF You know you're a futurist if you type AGI--artificial general intelligence--instead of AIG.

@WorldFutureSoc #YKYAF You know you're a futurist if you would use your time machine to travel forward (and come back to change the present, not the past).

@ISOLABELLA You know you're a futurist when you use a worm hole to commute.

@lisadonchak Is this possible yet?! I'd sign up instantly!;)

@ISOLABELLA Wld I b here?

@WorldFutureSoc #YKYAF You know you're a futurist if you ask "What's next?" instead of "What's new?"

@lisadonchak #YKYAF if you think increased prevalence of "Internet addiction" is really just a sign of the impending tech #singularity. …

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