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futurist

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈfjuːtʃərɪst/ (also futurologist)
someone who studies social, political, and technical developments to understand what may happen in the future: Futurists see a time when shares of international corporations will be traded 24 hours a day in one electronic marketplace.
(Definition of futurist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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