Futurologist

futurist

[fyoo-cher-ist]
noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a follower of futurism, especially an artist or writer.
2.
Theology. a person who maintains that the prophecies in the Apocalypse will be fulfilled in the future. Compare presentist, preterist.
3.
Also, futurologist. a person whose occupation or specialty is the forecasting of future events, conditions, or developments.
adjective

Origin:
1835–45; < Italian futurista. See future, -ist

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futurology (ˌfjuːtʃəˈrɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the study or prediction of the future of mankind
 
futur'ologist
 
n

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