futurist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj futurist of or relating to futurism "futurist art"
    • n futurist someone who predicts the future
    • n futurist a theologian who believes that the Scripture prophecies of the Apocalypse (the Book of Revelation) will be fulfilled in the future
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Futurist (Theol) One who believes or maintains that the fulfillment of the prophecies of the Bible is to be in the future.
    • Futurist One whose chief interests are in what is to come; one who anxiously, eagerly, or confidently looks forward to the future; an expectant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n futurist One who has regard to the future; one whose main interest lies in the future; an expectant.
    • n futurist In theology, one who holds that nearly the whole of the Book of Revelation refers principally to events yet to come.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Futurist one whose chief interests are in what is to come
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. futurus, fut.p. of esse, to be.

Usage

In literature:

In their futurist books they will dream of an even worse state, a more dreadful indulgence in communication than the one just described.
"This Simian World" by Clarence Day
El Greco is the true precursor of our present-day Matissists and Futurists.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
The action is as scattered as the parts of a futurist picture.
"G. K. Chesterton, A Critical Study" by Julius West
Their impressionist, imagist, futurist theories make them too self-conscious.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
She told him she was expecting the Futurist painter, the Italian, Semolini, but she received him first.
"Bird of Paradise" by Ada Leverson
Apparently also you are a futurist.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
I am sure the most ardent futurist artist would find it utterly impossible to do justice to such a scene.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
How strange, how futuristic we three men of 1935 must have looked to her!
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Had she seen the work of the "futurists" when she was last in Paris.
"Clark's Field" by Robert Herrick
The futuristic think tankers?
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
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In news:

IT Management / Eight Ways to Bring Out Your Inner Futurist .
Critic's Picks: TSO with Janet Sung, Cathedrals at Immanuel Presbyterian, "Twelfth Night" at Lakewood Playhouse and neo- futurist theater at UPS.
Futurist predicts jobs loss.
"Each year since 1985, the editors of The Futurist have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into our annual Outlook report.".
Why do businesses need futurists .
Photo via Futurist 's Facebook.
Buying Gold and Futurist Ray Kurzweil on Melding of Man and Machine.
Author, inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil has been a key voice in our occasional series on the future of technology.
David Brin, futurist ,and science fiction novelist.
Mick Mortlock was named one of America's leading futurists by The Public Manager Magazine.
Futurist Ray Kurzweil spoke Monday at the South By Southwest Interactive conference.
Ray Kurzweil, the acclaimed inventor and futurist , believes that humans and technology are merging.
Renowned Futurist Announced as NACStech Closing Speaker.
And a sense of humor — he delivers his conclusions with a conversational shrug, as if to say, even the best futurists can't say for sure what's coming down the pike.
Bilal Dardai has been with the Neo- Futurists since 2004, has performed in the Machete multiple times, and still has a LiveJournal.
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In science:

One futuristic possibility is to exploit the potential of organic molecules such as DNA or proteins—in solution—to achieve the effect of high-parallel pattern matching.
Towards an Intelligent Database System Founded on the SP Theory of Computing and Cognition
While cognitive radio is an intelligent and adaptive wireless communication system that enables us to utilize the radio spectrum in a more efficient manner, cooperative relays can provide a lot of improvement in throughput and coverage for futuristic wireless networks.
Green Cellular Networks: A Survey, Some Research Issues and Challenges
Here we present futuristic ideas which can potentially reduce the fundamental noise sources such as quantum noise and mirror thermal noise through the use of multi-wavelength readout, as well as an idea to precisely characterize an optical cavity.
Multi-color Cavity Metrology
With futuristic, but not impossible technology, Alice and Bob could have their entangled qubits in appropriate wallets and could establish a totally secure communication at any time, without even having to know where the partner is located (provided they can communicate classically).
Quantum Cryptography
Linder & Huterer 2005; Sarkar et al. 2008) even with the addition of futuristic SNe data.
Parameters and pitfalls in dark energy models with time varying equation of state
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