from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study or forecasting of potential developments, as in science, technology, and society, using current conditions and trends as a point of departure.
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- n. The scientific forecasting of future trends in science, technology or society
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Studies projecting or predicting the future based on current trends.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions
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Failed futurology is among my favorite forms of humor, but I didn't find either of those compelling.
A Forecast of Things after the War (1916), by H.G. Wells (Gutenberg text) [Old futurology is among my favorite forms of humor.]
A valid futurology is indeed possible, this despite the fact that the future appears more complex and unpredictable with every passing moment.
Guardian on Arthur C Clarke and the end of upbeat futurology.
The best futurology video I have seen about augmented reality!
Or are these the "Greatest" because of their innovative contributions to futurology, writing style, story structure, Literary Merit, or some other criterion?
The need for verisimilitude can sometimes resemble futurology, since both depend upon extrapolation.
This week, we indulge in some optimistic futurology of our own.
However near-sighted our attempts at futurology, arguably the best shot the Dems have at consecutive 8-year administrations is HRC followed by Obama.
I may not entirely agree with the futurology of the prediction, and I'm not sure how you get from "the death of literature" to the "importance of commercial publishing" (unless by literature you mean not "writing" but "particular aesthetic forms of writing privileged by society with the term literary").