(Latin > French: to be, about to be; future)

From Old French futur, from Latin futurus, "about to be". The noun is modeled on Latin futura, neuter plural of futurus.

futurological (adjective), more futurological, most futurological
A reference to the study or the forecasting of trends or developments in science, technology, and political, or social structures, etc.: The computer technologists are about to announce that their futurological systems have been accomplished.
futurologist (s) (noun), futurologists (pl)
Someone whose occupation or specialty is the forecasting of events, conditions, or developments that will take place: Loren is a well-known futurologist who can provide explanations for the various changes in living conditions that people should expect as a result of the current economic conditions.
futurology (s) (noun), futurologies (pl)
The study and forecasting of what is anticipated in times yet to come, with predictions based on the likely outcomes of current trends: Futurology is a field of study that involves the trends or developments in science, technology, and political or social structures which are likely to come into existence later.
Mihi cura futuri. (Latin motto)
Translation: "My concern is for the future."

Motto of Hunter College, USA.

Ne incautus futuri. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Not incautious of the future."

Motto of the Hagerstown Business College, USA.

Non incautus futuri. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Not unmindful of the future."

A motto that is based on the one that appears on the Lee (or Le) family crest, Ne incautus futuri, of the Washington and Lee University located in Virginia, USA. and is said to be referenced often in public events at the university.

postliterate future (s) (noun), postliterate futures (pl)
An expected result of visual activities taking over the world at the expense of the written media: There are some people who are concerned that our postliterate future will show a decline in our communication skills.
Quid sit futurum cras, fuge quaerere. (Latin statement)
Translation: "Avoid asking what tomorrow will bring." or "Stop asking what tomorrow will bring."

Horace advised us to live in the here and now because nobody can live tomorrow until it becomes today.

—Attributed to Quintus Horatius Flaccus (65-8 B.C.)
or Horace, in his Odes, I; 9, 13.

Cross references of word families that are related directly, or indirectly, to: "divination, diviner; seer, soothsayer, prophecy, prophesy, prophet": augur-; auspic-; fa-, fate; Fates in action; -mancy; omen; -phemia; sorc-, sorcery; vati-.