No future for Futurology?

Suggesting that there may be no future for futurology, Nicolas Nova links to an Economist article, The World in 2008. Key thought from the Economist:

The word“futurologist” has more or less disappeared from the business and academic world, and with it the implication that there might be some established discipline called “futurology”. Futurologists prefer to call themselves “futurists”, and they have stopped claiming to predict what “will” happen.

According to the piece, futurists should think short term and possess a healthy regard for uncertainty.

Wayne