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Institute for the Future: tools

Futurists use different techniques to forecast trends. Learn the tools and descriptions of generally accepted approaches.

Quick Tool Summaries

  • Future tools summary pages: overview and definitions of some frequently used futures tools. 
  • Futures Techniques from a University of Arizona course on methods and approaches for studying the future. For further information contact: Roger L. Caldwell, Professor, Soil, Water and Environmental Science, University of Arizona,