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Futurism—also known as Future Studies, Futurology and Foresight Studies—is the systematic exploration and evaluation of potential future scenarios.

Evaluation criteria for scenarios include:

  • How credible is the scenario?
  • How attractive is the scenario (after any initial "future shock" has been set aside)?
  • What steps can be taken to prepare for the scenario?
  • What steps can be taken to increase (or decrease) the likelihood of that scenario?

Important future scenarios

Future scenarios (or types of scenario) that deserve highlighting include varieties of each of the following:

Methods of futurism

Formal methods applied by futurists include:

Significant futurist organizations

See also

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