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Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. — Niels Bohr



Introduction to Forecasting (Angela Hermus, Tracey Pierce, Patrick Radoszewski, Nick Schmidt and Chris Trawicki)


forecast : to calculate or predict (some future event or condition) usually as a result of study and analysis of available pertinent data — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary

future : of, relating to, or constituting a verb tense expressive of time yet to come — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary


Future is what will happen in the time after the present. Its arrival is considered inevitable due to the existence of time and the laws of physics. Due to the apparent nature of reality and the unavoidability of the future, everything that currently exists and will exist can be categorized as either permanent, meaning that it will exist forever, or temporary, meaning that it will end. The future and the concept of eternity have been major subjects of philosophy, religion, and science, and defining them non-controversially has consistently eluded the greatest of minds. — Wikipedia

Encyclopædia Britannica


Outline of Futurology (Wikipedia)


World Future Society




The best way to predict the future is to invent it. — Alan Kay

The Jetsons anniversary gadget guide, Gallery (


An Overview of Forecasting Methodology (Walonick)




Predictions that came true
Predictions that missed by a mile

The art of forecasting from ancient to modern times (McCloskey) (pdf)


Quotations Page


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library





World Future Society (Wikipedia)
Future Problem Solving International (Wikipedia)
Clube of Rome (Wikipedia)




Futurist (World Future Society), Popular Science, Future Tech, NPR Archives









OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


The Future of the Future (John McHale)


Fortune Telling




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