futurology[fyo̵̅o̅′c̸hər äl′ə jē]
futurology definition by Webster's New World
the speculative study of probable or presumed future conditions, as extrapolated from known facts and trends
Origin: futur(e) plush -ology
futurology definition by American Heritage Dictionary
The study or forecasting of potential developments, as in science, technology, and society, using current conditions and trends as a point of departure.
- fuˌtur·o·logˈi·cal adjective
- fuˌtu·rolˈo·gist noun