What a future that will be!
Her life was on a new course now, and the future looked brighter than it ever had.
People overwhelmingly believed the future would be better, and they were right!
There are the people who hope the future will be better.
I looked my lovely future wife in the eye.
In the future, we will all have it.
What kind of future could she offer a child?
I can see parts of the future and more importantly for you, a person's soul.
"The Future isn't set," he managed at last.
I told Edith we had no future together.
"Do you believe in a future life?" he asked.
Maybe Yancey would be more careful in the future about using the threat of bears as a method of keeping Lisa away from that building.
However, once we got going, I'm proud to state my future wife responded robustly, both physically and vocally.
Then there are the people who reason the future will be better.
This future will begin gradually.
My future bride looked envious.
The 1920s to 1950s renderings of what people thought the future would look like are full of things like personal jetpacks and flying cars.
Betsy Morganthaw, my fiancée, was employed by a public relations firm at a wage half again as much as her future husband.
No one knew what the future held, but if they faced everything together, surely they would grow together.
Now you have Julie, a nice home and a future looking you in the face.
If love alone was a measurement of success, the future of the three had a small measure hope.
So in the present and future, when a technology comes along that represents such a change—that saves details of our activities with which to advise us later, or has us speaking to machines as if they were creatures—it will simply be more of the same.
After supper, over their cherry brandy, Rostov and "Uncle" talked of past and future hunts, of Rugay and Ilagin's dogs, while Natasha sat upright on the sofa and listened with sparkling eyes.
I, Ben Gustefson, collated boring statistical figures while locked in a cramped cubical of a company that offered me no future potential.
There was a sad acceptance Howie's future belonged in Howie's hands and not ours.
The future of cars?
It was the joyous weekend my future wife and I made public our marriage plans, with no one listening.
If you are asked, you can give them insight into their future, so long as you do not reveal everything.
She saw killing in his future, but only in defense of his family.
In the future, if you don't recognize someone, don't wave at them.
This book is about that future and what it is going to look like—how it will be a place glorious and spectacular beyond our wildest hopes.
Choppy scenes of the boy's past and future blinked into her thoughts.
There appeared to be no such thing as a do-it-yourself manual for seeing the future, but the books had a few good—if bizarre—anecdotal stories that gave her ideas.
In the future, the price of some things won't go down as much, if at all.
On returning to France, to the bosom of the great, strong, magnificent, peaceful, and glorious fatherland, I should have proclaimed her frontiers immutable; all future wars purely defensive, all aggrandizement antinational.
"In the future," he spoke crisply, "I'd appreciate it if you consulted me before inviting guests into my home."
If you can really see the future, you could've prevented all of this!
One might argue that manipulating the Future and unfettered access to the present provides more than enough influence.
Deidre took the first step down the path of their future when she told him her secrets.
It's one thing to see the Future; it's another entirely to try to change it.
Rarely do I get to see the Future unfold in person.
That's not how the Future works.
She would apologize to him personally and in the future at least place the alarm under a pillow so only she would hear it.
In this book, I maintain the future will be without ignorance, disease, hunger, poverty, and war, and I support those assertions with history, data, and reason.
After reading my arguments, you may or may not believe the future I describe is inevitable, as I say it is.
It is a simple premise and yet, at the same time, an article of faith—a faith that the future would be better than the past.
By the midpoint of the twentieth century, America's dreamers were preoccupied with the future—and not just any old future, but the great and glorious future that seemed inevitable.
A third way to predict the future that I believe is reliable rejects both the slavish following of the straight line and the purely speculative approach.
This third way is based on the principle that it is possible to see the future by accepting discontinuity but not unpredictability.
When contemplating the future, our only point of reference is present reality.
Whether things in the future stay the same as they are today or change from what they are today, both are understood in terms of the current reality.
To avoid privacy issues at this point, let's stipulate that everything is recorded only for your future reference.
So now that the task of remembering past purchases and using that information to suggest future purchases is completely transitioned to machines, it operates on a whole different scale.
In the future, something very much like the Amazon suggestion engine, but for all of life, will change that.
None of us has the time to do that—but in the future, with my system, wisdom will operate at processor speeds.
When the salesperson rings up your purchase, no one tells him he had better forget what shoes he sold you with that suit and not to use that information to advise any future clients.
This gives me confidence that, in the wisdom-seeking systems of the future, people will be willing to share data to make the algorithms better.
Don't get me wrong: Privacy issues in the future will be thorny to work through.
The future system I foresee will not be different in substance, but only in degree.
In some twentieth-century science fiction visions of the future, humans created friendly robot sidekicks with data storage capacity and computational speed the human brain lacked.
In the world of the future, the collective experience of everyone on the planet is recorded.
In the future, every single person will have at his or her disposal the sum total of the life experience of everyone alive.
I do not know and certainly don't want to try to prove to you that the future will be like that.
So how about this instead: What if I can show you a future where everyone on the planet will live in good health as long as it is possible for their body to live?
A future without disease as we understand the term's meaning today.
If my reasoning elsewhere in this book is correct, we are moving toward a future where there will be nothing but healthy, well-developed, rich countries with modern infrastructure.
In the future, we'll not only know if that is so, but why: Perhaps mental agility is a result of their extensive exposure to a chemical in pencil lead and newsprint that they got by doing all those puzzles.
In the future, we will know.
It should know what the food on my fork weighs, run a chemical analysis of every bite I take, and log it in my Digital Echo file for my future reference.
Due to genetic factors we will certainly learn about in the future, some drugs and treatments do not work on certain people.
In addition to knowing more about what will work, in the future we will also know more about what won't work.
Additionally, we will at some point in the not-too-distant future have enough biological understanding of the genome and enough computer horsepower to model complex interactions in the body.
A disease-free future for everyone is within our grasp.
In any event, this much is certain: We will see medical advances in the future that seem impossible today.
But for now, I want to leave you with a preposterous thought: In the future, a new Mercedes Benz will cost just $50.
And in that future, I believe the world can have—in fact, will have—plentiful, free, clean energy that will result in dramatically lower costs for everything, everywhere.
We compute the maximum amount of food the world can produce by beginning with total acres of land considered arable, but that is based on assumptions about the future of technology and agriculture.
When you imagined dogs being "invented" in the future, you would naturally imagine having conversations with them.
Clearly, what nanites will do inside our bodies in the future is almost limitless and will change medicine forever.
In the future, we will paint surfaces with substances full of nanites that will absorb sunlight and turn it into electricity, transforming any object we paint into a clean energy creator.
I think no matter what, energy costs will fall dramatically in the future, probably to near zero, because the economic incentives to unlock that technical puzzle are so overwhelming.
Imagine what we can do in the future with a thousand times more technological advancement.
Technical breakthroughs in the future will come very rapidly, each one used to increase quality and lower costs in order to compete in an ever more competitive marketplace.
I know that sounds preposterous—but only based on our assumptions that the future will be like the past.
I think in the future, food will be free.
So whether you are rich or poor in the future, you will own this pan and get this benefit.
The house of the future won't just be better than the house you have today.
We have surmised the future widening of the gap between the rich and poor, and looked at how that has played out in history.
Now, let me pose a different question: In the vastly-more-prosperous future, what will "working hard for our money" even mean?
I describe these three situations because each, in its own way, illustrates how I think the future will play out regarding income and wealth.
When I talk about this future, a future in which machines will do more and more of the work people do now, I always get some variant of the same question: What about the people who lose their jobs to machines and don't have any other skills?
As I've already said, I believe we will be experiencing so much prosperity in the not-too-distant future that no one will have to work.
In the prosperous future, one group of people will rise to this challenge.
In the future, all people will be able to follow their passions without regard for market forces.
It is a shame that de Tocqueville's voluntary associations aren't more prominent around the world today—but in the future, they may be.
Computers, especially computers of the future, will have no trouble handling all the variables that influence nutrition, though there will be millions of them.
In the future, massive new amounts of information will begin to resolve the debate, instead of just adding noise to it as too often occurs today.
But in the future when we have more and better information, if it turns out that some of these methods are not net gains, we will know that and look elsewhere for solutions.
To describe ending hunger in the future, I have only these tarnished terms of the present at my disposal.
And yet the future I envision is no more like what we have today than a state-of-the-art Volvo factory is like a nineteenth-century London sweatshop.
Remember the Warren Bennis quote I used earlier about the factory of the future having only one man and one dog?
The farm of the future will have neither.
Only the decision making is left to the farmer—but in the near future, the decision making will be done better by computers.
The farm of the future will rotate crops automatically and decide which fields to leave fallow.
If the farm of the future plugs into the national grid, it will become part of the national food strategy and can be optimized for financial yield for the owners.
In the future, that will be easy.
Exportable technology can function around the world.
How do I reconcile my personal choices with my statement that the farm of the future is a good thing?
First, this future farm I describe is nothing like what I go out of my way to avoid today.
Third, the day will come when the farm of the future will make a healthier, less expensive, more ecologically friendly, fresher, and better-tasting product.
As noted previously, in the future much of what you do will leave a Digital Echo, a record of its occurrence, down to the very minutia of your life.
If this sounds absurd, at present it is—but in the future, the price of technologies to do this will fall to nearly zero.
In the not too distant future, tiny robots will detect pests on produce and emit a signal to shoo them away.
In the future, each plant will be on the Internet.
Throughout this book, I've insisted the way to know the future is by studying the past.
Now, I'm faced with explaining why the past was full of war but somehow the future will not be.
The following chapter catalogs the difficulties inherent in trying to end war, which in the past brought misery and destruction and in the future could bring annihilation.
Whatever the case in the past, war in the future can serve no useful purpose.
But in the future this will not be the case.
If it can be demonstrated that in the future, peace will always be preferable to all nations, then war will end.
I propose that peace will be maintained in the future by something I will call Mutually Assured Poverty, or MAP.
Asymmetry is a mixed bag as far as the future goes.
Asymmetry will become more pronounced in the future, and we will either endure it, sacrifice individual liberty to prevent it, or come up with a new solution presently hidden from us.
The National Security Agency even has a website with a section called CryptoKids for "America's Future Codemakers & Codebreakers."
Imagine if today everyone spoke one language and I said that in the future we will speak hundreds of different languages and not be able to understand each other.
Everyone in the future will learn English because it will be the language of the Internet and thus the language of the world and commerce.
In the future, we will need no translators, because we will understand each other.
The future German man will not just be a man of books, but a man of character.
However, at present—and for the future as far as we can see—growth in technology outpaces growth in wealth.
In the future, nations still will have differences.
We value our humanity, and insofar as life in the future seems different from our life today, it somehow seems less human.
So let's address it head-on: In this world of the future, do we lose our humanity?
Under the terms of the definition I offered earlier, that makes Shakespeare the epitome of art—that is, something that continues to speak to future generations.
I think the future I describe is pretty secure.
It is based on the idea that what we believe about the future determines what we do in the present.
At the time in history when our future has never looked brighter, it is baffling that some people are more pessimistic than ever.
How can this future I describe not be ours?
Here in Dr. Bell's laboratory, or in the fields on the shore of the great Bras d'Or, I have spent many delightful hours listening to what he had to tell me about his experiments, and helping him fly kites by means of which he expects to discover the laws that shall govern the future air-ship.
What is remarkable in her career is already accomplished, and whatever she may do in the future will be but a relatively slight addition to the success which distinguishes her now.
When a passage interests her, or she needs to remember it for some future use, she flutters it off swiftly on the fingers of her right hand.
Beside the tomb sits a weary soul, rejoicing neither in the joys of the past nor in the possibilities of the future, but seeking consolation in forgetfulness.
Count Cyril Vladimirovich is your godfather after all, your future depends on him.
One must think of the future, of all of you...
As for the past two years people have amused themselves by finding husbands for me (most of whom I don't even know), the matchmaking chronicles of Moscow now speak of me as the future Countess Bezukhova.
But still, to conceive a future life...
Anna Pavlovna threatened him on behalf of "our dear Vyazmitinov," and in her eyes, which, for an instant, glanced at Pierre, Prince Vasili read a congratulation on his future son-in-law and on his daughter's happiness.
You have done up your hair in this new way for the visitors, and before the visitors I tell you that in future you are never to dare to change your way of dress without my consent.
Thousands of dreams of a future family life continually rose in her imagination.
So her future shaped itself in Mademoiselle Bourienne's head at the very time she was talking to Anatole about Paris.
Say 'perhaps'... The future is so long.
More than ever was Boris resolved to serve in future not according to the written code, but under this unwritten law.
He really was in love with the Tsar and the glory of the Russian arms and the hope of future triumph.
"One more question, Count," he said, "which I beg you to answer in all sincerity--not as a future Mason but as an honest man: have you renounced your former convictions--do you believe in God?"
Pierre repeated, and a mental image of his future activity in this direction rose in his mind.
In consequence of this discovery his whole manner of life, all his relations with old friends, all his plans for his future, were completely altered.
At last the conversation gradually settled on some of the topics at first lightly touched on: their past life, plans for the future, Pierre's journeys and occupations, the war, and so on.
Prince Andrew spoke with some animation and interest only of the new homestead he was constructing and its buildings, but even here, while on the scaffolding, in the midst of a talk explaining the future arrangements of the house, he interrupted himself:
There is the future life.
If there is a God and future life, there is truth and good, and man's highest happiness consists in striving to attain them.
Joseph Alexeevich, having remained silent and thoughtful for a good while, told me his view of the matter, which at once lit up for me my whole past and the future path I should follow.
A few days before the wedding Berg entered the count's study early one morning and, with a pleasant smile, respectfully asked his future father-in-law to let him know what Vera's dowry would be.
They rarely spoke of their future life.
"You see he writes," said she, showing her son a letter of Prince Andrew's, with that latent grudge a mother always has in regard to a daughter's future married happiness, "he writes that he won't come before December.
Princess Mary told Pierre of her plan to become intimate with her future sister-in-law as soon as the Rostovs arrived and to try to accustom the old prince to her.
You see I have known him a long time and am also fond of Mary, your future sister-in-law.
The count had devised this diplomatic ruse (as he afterwards told his daughter) to give the future sisters-in-law an opportunity to talk to one another freely, but another motive was to avoid the danger of encountering the old prince, of whom he was afraid.
He felt that everything was now at an end, all was in confusion and crumbling to pieces, that nobody was right or wrong, the future held nothing, and there was no escape from this position.
He had pictured each of those young ladies as almost all honest-hearted young men do, that is, as a possible wife, adapting her in his imagination to all the conditions of married life: a white dressing gown, his wife at the tea table, his wife's carriage, little ones, Mamma and Papa, their relations to her, and so on--and these pictures of the future had given him pleasure.
With regard to supplies for the army, Napoleon decreed that all the troops in turn should enter Moscow a la maraude * to obtain provisions for themselves, so that the army might have its future provided for.
The harder his position became and the more terrible the future, the more independent of that position in which he found himself were the joyful and comforting thoughts, memories, and imaginings that came to him.
To admit the possibility of a future seemed to them to insult his memory.
When alone with the field marshal the Emperor expressed his dissatisfaction at the slowness of the pursuit and at the mistakes made at Krasnoe and the Berezina, and informed him of his intentions for a future campaign abroad.
When a man works alone he always has a certain set of reflections which as it seems to him directed his past activity, justify his present activity, and guide him in planning his future actions.
To imagine it as free, it is necessary to imagine it in the present, on the boundary between the past and the future--that is, outside time, which is impossible.
In a way, she had killed her own future father-in-law.
My acquiescence lightened the mood for the remainder of the trip as Betsy and Howie chatted as if future sessions were a faite accompli.
We were each given shares of stock, fully paid for, that would provide substantial dividends for future years.
I didn't know, but it bothered me immeasurably. qqq I'm sure we all felt we were on some ludicrous death watch with Mrs. Abbott holding our future hostage with her tenuous cling to life.
The events of the last few days coupled with the dread of the unknown future were taking their toll.
I moved to the want ads, speculating on what I'd be doing with my time in the future but nothing caught my eye.
The silver of her eyes flared and swirled as she gazed at him, an indication she was reading either his future or his mind.
In the future, you should do the recruiting of Naturals, not Dusty.
Sofi's skill relied mostly on reading the future of a specific soul by touching them, and he'd not let her within miles of a vamp since taking over her guardianship.
Even as she spoke, she saw pieces of his future blink in her thoughts.
Sofi gazed at her, visions from Jonny's future swirling in her thoughts.
He who binds the Oracle, binds the future, his brother had once told him.
In my world, you'd be called an Oracle, one who can see a person's future by touching them.
She could see the future and he was a … what the hell was he?
Sofia gripped it, the touch enough to reveal a future like Traci's, filled with love and joy.
Dean didn't answer but had no intention of asking the boys diddly, at least for the near future, at least until he sensed what was going on.
His size was inadequate for any hopes of a serious basketball future but he was obviously a fine athlete.
In spite of all I said, his and Jen's baby has a lot better future than Billy Langstrom's.
"I ought to be making a better impression on my future boss," the woman said as she winked, rose, and turned to Fred.
They'd taken a step together towards their future by talking openly on topics he never thought he'd be able to bring up.
That seems to be a very harsh way of regarding your sisters' future happiness.
That too was an upsetting time, but for a far different reason—fear of commitment and an unknown future they wanted together.
Scarcity was the new watchword as the focus turned to all the problems of the future, not all the possibilities.
I don't use history to predict the future, like some talisman that lets me pick winning lottery numbers (don't I wish).
As we move toward that future, it is a great tragedy that the experiences of all the people of the past are lost to us.
Expect solutions in the future to come from countries you couldn't find on a map today.
For the foreseeable future, technological advance will drive the world of wealth creation—and it is capable of producing more wealth than everything that has come before it.
While my days at Radcliffe were still in the future, they were encircled with a halo of romance, which they have lost; but in the transition from romantic to actual I have learned many things I should never have known had I not tried the experiment.
But with Princess Mary, to whom they were trying to get him engaged, he could never picture anything of future married life.
Then he gave careful directions about the fortification of the Kremlin, and drew up a brilliant plan for a future campaign over the whole map of Russia.
At times everybody seemed to him to be occupied with one thing only--his future happiness.
It would allow my future wife, who was from Iowa, to view a part of the country she'd never seen.
The future would undoubtedly throw more obstacles in their path, but they would tackle them as a family now.
"I guess it's cheating when you can see the future," she mused.