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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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 title track for his 1983 recording ... group Hello People opened their 1974 release "The Handsome Devils" with a track titled "Future Shock" ... 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 ...
Future - In Art and Culture - Science Fiction
... Heinlein defines science fiction as “ realistic speculation about possible future events, based solidly on adequate knowledge of the real world, past ... 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, or new technology, such as ...

More definitions of "future":

  • (adj): (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving.
    Synonyms: next, succeeding
  • (adj): A verb tense or other formation referring to events or states that have not yet happened.
    Example: "Future auxiliary"
  • (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): 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:

    What a prodigious growth this English race, especially the American branch of it, is having! How soon will it subdue and occupy all the wild parts of this continent and of the islands adjacent. No prophecy, however seemingly extravagant, as to future achievements in this way [is] likely to equal the reality.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    For me chemistry represented an indefinite cloud of future potentialities which enveloped my life to come in black volutes torn by fiery flashes, like those which had hidden Mount Sinai. Like Moses, from that cloud I expected my law, the principle of order in me, around me, and in the world.... I would watch the buds swell in spring, the mica glint in the granite, my own hands, and I would say to myself: “I will understand this, too, I will understand everything.”
    Primo Levi (1919–1987)

    Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
    Albert Camus (1913–1960)