August 2009

The Futurist

World Future Society

  • 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 450
  • Bethesda, MD

(800) 989-8274



$69.00 per year per year

Predicting future trends in retail and fashion can be a tricky proposition. Professionals from the industry of fashion forecasting examine a wide range of markets - from clothing styles being worn on metropolitan streets to the couture garments imagined by the fashion elite. But where can some of the other driving influences for tomorrow’s trends be found? In abc The Futurist xyz of course!

abc The Futurist xyz is a bi-monthly publication that features, “.articles by a wide variety of experts, editorials, interviews, pictorials, and shorter items covering the latest developments in studies of the future.”

Each issue examines world trends in the areas of:

  • Demography
  • Economics
  • Environment
  • Government
  • Society
  • Technology

abc The Futurist xyz offers readers a ‘macro’ view of the issues that will be driving the ‘micro’ trends. In this month’s issue an article entitled “Ten Forces Driving Business Futures” discusses consumer tendencies and the technological advances that will be shaping business models. Come into the library and see how this publication can assist you in helping support your trend research!

Reviewer: Brian Seguin, FIDM Library Staff Member, S.F.