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
I can't help recalling the Italian Futurists when I think of Schoenberg.
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
It was an oddly futuristic room.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
On the job, the atmosphere was getting a bit too rich and futuristic.
"Stamped Caution" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
Why should you expect in him a super-instinct towards futurist sociology?
"The Law and the Poor" by Edward Abbott Parry
It was the Futurist Folly again.
"The Boy with Wings" by Berta Ruck
Even as a dramatist (apart from his later dramas, which must, on the whole, be rejected) he is a futurist.
"Life and Writings of Maurice Maeterlinck" by Jethro Bithell
Of course James went in, and found a futurist painter wrestling with the agent of a collection agency.
"The Circus, and Other Essays and Fugitive Pieces" by Joyce Kilmer
The Futurists did not strive for purity.
"Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning" by Willard Huntington Wright
The Spaniards had futuristic instincts.
"Poor Folk in Spain" by Jan Gordon
I've never seen anything like his dressing gowns except in futurist pictures.
"The Romance of His Life" by Mary Cholmondeley
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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
In addition to the BOSS survey (called BOSS-I throughout the paper) we consider a futuristic version (dubbed BOSS-II here) with double the sky coverage compared to BOSS-I (to keep up with the sky coverage of Stage-IV survey), the same galaxy number density, and extending to redshift z = 1.1.
Tests of Gravity from Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys
In addition to the BOSS survey we consider a futuristic version (dubbed BOSS-II here; see also the proposed BigBOSS survey [226]) with double the sky coverage compared to BOSS (to keep up with the sky coverage of Stage-IV survey), the same galaxy number density, and extending to redshift z = 1.1.
Cosmological Tests of Gravity
Consider a futuristic space station that specialises in constructing fast spaceships.
The Relativity Concept Inventory: development, analysis and results
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