Peter Cochrane is an example of a futurologist. He leads a team of "consultants" whose jobs are to utilize various modern technologies as a method of environmental scanning to predict in what direction the future may go with such technologies. One quote about him says:

"His own seer's system consists of gathering a group of 'consultants' aged between five and 90 years old and letting them loose on new technologies. 'They'll always do something different and unexpected.'" [1]