fu·​tur·​ist | \ ˈfyü-chə-rist How to pronounce futurist (audio) \

Definition of futurist

1 : one who studies and predicts the future especially on the basis of current trends
2 : one who advocates or practices futurism

Other Words from futurist

futurist adjective

Examples of futurist in a Sentence

economic futurists predict a new world order in which information is the resource that drives a nation's economy
Recent Examples on the Web All of this fascinates Jason Silva, famed Venezuelan-American TV personality, filmmaker, futurist and speaker, who recently shared a new, awe-inspiring innovation with us: Cybernetics. Javier Hasse, Forbes, 17 June 2022 This high-concept film is action-packed, and Cruise is a key chess piece for Spielberg to use to tell his futurist story. cleveland, 11 June 2022 That ethos extends to the film’s aesthetic, with practical filmmaking techniques employed to attain its futurist vision. Katie Walsh, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Desmond Dickerson, the Director of Future of Work Marketing at Microsoft, describes himself as a futurist. David Miller, ABC News, 3 May 2022 The futurist and the test pilot Is the world ready for wingless hovercraft levitating over cities and hotrodding through congested air corridors? New York Times, 16 Apr. 2022 Blake Morgan is a bestselling author and customer experience futurist, in addition to being the founder of CustomerExperienceCommunity.com. Blake Morgan, Forbes, 15 Apr. 2022 Deloitte’s chief futurist Eamonn Kelly—his real title—has taken a stab at it in a new paper out this morning, co-authored with Jason Girzadas. Alan Murray, Fortune, 4 Apr. 2022 Fashion leaders in his own era praised him as a futurist. Washington Post, 29 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of futurist

circa 1846, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Futurist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/futurist. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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