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How do you become a futurologist?

Asked by Evol (84points) December 26th, 2009

how do you become a futurologist/consultant?

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marinelife's avatar

Here is an answer from the UK Independent:

“There are two ways to become a futurologist: either you become an expert in a specialist field, or you can join a future consultancy or institute straight after university. Some futurologists are tightly focused on predicting developments in one area where they have strong expertise. Others are more general, like me.”

mattbrowne's avatar

Read many, many books. At least 30–40 a year.

wundayatta's avatar

I’m a futurist. I just did a lot of research and trend analysis, and read a lot of science fiction. You need to know a lot about current times and then extrapolate the trends. It’s a big research thing. Easiest to do if you know what are very well.

EgaoNoGenki's avatar

Study about all the future trends you can find…

talljasperman's avatar

read read read… I’m interested in this field too

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