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The science of how futurists predict the future

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Mike Wills interviewed Raymond de Villiers, a futurist at Tomorrow Today.

De Villiers discussed the science of forecasting the future.

How is it done?

What does De Villiers see in his crystal ball for the rest of 2016 and beyond?

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

A futurist looks ahead as broadly as possible.

Raymond de Villiers

‘Future studies’ is a science.

Raymond de Villiers

A big part of my day consists of reading.

Raymond de Villiers

It’s important to not only look at things existing in the past, but also the worldview at that time.

Raymond de Villiers

You can never know for certain. But you can future-proof your business.

Raymond de Villiers

The future doesn’t just happen. It is created.

Raymond de Villiers

People are living longer.

Raymond de Villiers

The first person to live to 150 is probably alive today.

Raymond de Villiers

We’re going to see a lot of younger people having to be entrepreneurial.

Raymond de Villiers

Millennials have a similar view to the world than their great-grandparents.

Raymond de Villiers

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