Ask a Futurist

In theory, I’m supposed to know everything about everything. I don’t, but I do have fun trying. And I’ve probably thought about most topics related to the future. Accordingly, if you have a question about the future that you’d like to ask, go ahead.

I may not know, but if I’ve thought about it, I’ll give it a shot.

I don’t answer questions about little green men, flying saucers, the Mayan calendar “end of the world”, whether a particular sports team will win the championship, or the Second Coming. My role has been described as being a “scientific futurist”, and I try to deal in facts and projections.

You should also be aware, though, that when anyone talks about the future, whether they are an economist, a politician, a futurist, or anyone else, they are giving you their opinions. The future hasn’t happened yet, and there are no facts about something that hasn’t happened. However, there is a big difference between educated guesses and uneducated guesses. I aim for the former, and my objective is to help organizations plan for the uncertainties ahead.

The fine print: I reserve the right to post the most interesting questions along with my response. I won’t identify the questioner, but may post their initials. All questions and answers become the property of Futuresearch and may be used at our discretion.

Please email me at futurist@futuresearch.com with your question.

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