Futurism as seen from the outside

Futurism as seen from the outside

March 21st, 2009 | Posted in Innovation

Nice intro to futurism by blogger Alex Marshall

He gives Futurist.com good props for what we do. He especially highlights an article on 11 trends to pay attention to, written clear back in 2006 but still a relevant demo of foresight.

I’d tell Alex that scifi can be respectable. In fact, I find that good scifi writers like our own Brenda Cooper, or David Brin, or Greg Bear, or Kim Stanley Robinson, or Bruce Sterling, or many others do a better job than the average futurist of extrapolating near term science into possible and probable futures. Be sure to include them on your reading list.

Glen Hiemstra

About Glen Hiemstra

Glen Hiemstra is the founder and owner of Futurist.com. An internationally respected expert on future trends, long-range planning and creating the preferred future, Glen has advised professional, business, and governmental organizations for two decades.


  1. Glen Hiemstra   |   Mar 26, 2009

    Richard, really good article at your site. See my response there, and also in a blog I just posted, 03/26/09.

  2. Richard Leyland   |   Mar 24, 2009

    I wrote some thoughts on the inherent limitation in Futurism today – Thought it may interest you:http://richardleyland.com/?p=140