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Possible ways to look at the future and what we should be doing in regards to it.
- predicting the inevitable future
- predicting the possible futures (scenarios)
- choosing the future (from the range of possible futures)
- actively creating better futures
Originally, in 1960s it was more about predicting.
Technological determinism is the idea that technology determines the future to a large extent. If this is true, some predictions can be made confidently by looking at the technically possible things (including at the ultimate limits of possible) and merely assigning a date to them.