What is future?

  • (noun): Bulk commodities bought or sold at an agreed price for delivery at a specified future date.
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Future

The future is the indefinite time period after the present. Its arrival is considered inevitable due to the existence of time and the laws of physics. Due to the apparent nature of reality and the unavoidability of the future, everything that currently exists and will exist can be categorized as either permanent, meaning that it will exist for the whole of the future or temporary, meaning that it won't and thus will come to an end. The future and the concept of eternity have been major subjects of philosophy, religion, and science and defining them non-controversially has consistently eluded the greatest of minds. It is the opposite of the past. In the Occidental view, which uses a linear conception of time, the future is the portion of the projected time line that is anticipated to occur. In special relativity, the future is considered to be absolute future or the future light cone. In physics, time is considered to be the fourth dimension of the universe.

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Future - In Art and Culture - Science Fiction
... science fiction as “ realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past and present, and on a thorough understanding of the nature ... is a broad genre of fiction that often involves speculations based on current or future science or technology ... Settings may include the future, or alternative time lines, and stories may depict new or speculative scientific principles, such as time travel or psionics ...
Shinkansen - Future - Gauge Change Train
... Experiments are taking place with a Gauge Change Train to enable direct operation between standard-gauge Shinkansen and narrow-gauge conventional lines this could be useful for the Kyushu Shinkansen branch to Nagasaki and other conventional lines ... Future implementation awaits practical operational tests ...
Future Shock - Broad Cultural Impact
... Curtis Mayfield's song "Future Shock" on the album "Back to the World" took its name from this book, and was in turn covered by Herbie Hancock as the. 1974 release "The Handsome Devils" with a track titled "Future Shock" ... Other works taking their title from the book include the Futurama episode "Future Stock" a segment on The Daily Show starring Samantha Bee Kevin Goldstein's recurring column on the Baseball Prospectus website a ...

More definitions of "future":

  • (noun): A verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future.
    Synonyms: future tense
  • (adj): Effective in or looking toward the future.
    Example: "He was preparing for future employment opportunities"
  • (adj): Yet to be or coming.
    Example: "Some future historian will evaluate him"
  • (adj): A verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened.
    Example: "Future auxiliary"
  • (adj): (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving.
    Synonyms: next, succeeding
  • (adj): Coming at a subsequent time or stage.
    Example: "The future president entered college at the age of 16"; "awaiting future actions on the bill"
    Synonyms: later, ulterior

Famous quotes containing the word future:

    I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that’s my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again ... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
    —J.G. (James Graham)

    There are many of us who cannot but feel dismal about the future of various cultures. Often it is hard not to agree that we are becoming culinary nitwits, dependent upon fast foods and mass kitchens and megavitamins for our basically rotten nourishment.
    M.F.K. Fisher (1908–1992)

    I will be steel!
    I will build a steel bridge over my need!
    I will build a bomb shelter over my heart!
    But my future is a secret.
    It is as shy as a mole.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)