Prediction methodology is a set of techniques used for forecasting the future.
Science fiction authors have made many correct technological predictions, starting with Jules Verne, Herbert Wells and Alexander Belyaev. G. Altshuller has developed TRIZ - a methology of creativity that can also be used for predicting possible technological developments.
- An Overview of Four Futures Methodologies — Delphi, Environmental scanning, Issues management and Emerging issue analysis
- Futures techniques at wikipedia.
- Futures Studies using Morphological Analysis. For the UN University Millennium Project. From the Swedish Morphological Society