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    On Looking into the Futures

    by - February 22, 2012

    We often say that all humans are futurists. Imagining, planning and acting to turn imagination into reality are certainly distinctive human capacities. But, if humans are futurists, then we also are historians, nurses, psychologists and priests. We have beliefs about the past, we care for the sick, we attribute motives to other people’s behavior, and we pray and console. Still, we tend to seek out the opinions of professional historians, nurses, psychologists and priests.