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Early '90s Prediction Cues

The following keywords were kept in mind as researchers compiling the Early '90s predictions for this site conducted their searches and completed the process of mining information. The words were selected, through study of several hundred predictions, as likely precursors to a predictive statement. Keywords don't accompany every prediction. As a general rule, though, one is likely to encounter one of these trigger words in the vicinity of most predictive statements.

The most common cue words are "will" and its derivations.

Predict
Predicts
Predictor
Prediction
Expect
Expectation
Is expected
Forecast
Forecasts
Forecaster
Foresees
Foresight
Can't be far away
Beyond
If
Future
Futurist
Futuristic
Won't
When
Watch for
21st Century
Poised
Vision
Visions
Visionary
Envision
Envisions
About to
Implies
Implications
Prophet
Prophecy
Prophecies
Prophesize
Precursor
Trend
Trends
Look ahead
Looking ahead
Looking forward
Forward-looking
Leaping ahead
Promise
Peril
Possible
Possibility
Potential
Potentiality
There will come
Only a matter of time
Project
Projects
Projection
Long-range
Long-term
Is heading
Reinventing
Should
Should not
Could
Could not
May
May not
Tomorrow
Will
Will not
You'll (or) I'll
Going to
Not going to
Isn't going to be
Next
Sometime
Someday
Can
Can't
I fear (or) My fear
I don't see
Perhaps
Probable
Probably
Prognostication
Prognosticator
Never
Forever
Emerging
Destiny
Destined
Predestined
To be
To come
On the verge
Soon
Dream
Recommend
Recommends
Recommendation
Evolve
Evolution
Imagine
Unimaginable
Prospect
Prospective
Suggest
Suggests
Suggestion
Suggestions
It could mean
Getting to the point
About to be
Is bound to
Change
Would
Would not
Might
Might not
Likely
Unlikely
Inevitable
Inevitably
Guess

 

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