Until now, the science of futurism has been practiced mostly by large organizations making decisions that might not become policy or products for many years to come. Big companies like Ford and IBM as well as government agencies and especially the Department of Defense--all employ futurists. What do futurists do? According to Christopher Mims of the Wall Street Journal, they do everything BUT make predictions. They make calculations. Steve and Sinclair have the intriguing Wall Street Journal story you don't want to miss.