I have seen the future and it is very much like the present, only longer.
The scientist is possessed by the sense of universal causation. The future, to him, is every whit as necessary and determined as the past.
Ideas and Opinions The Religious Spirit of Science (p. 40)
Who of us would not be glad to lift the veil behind which the future lies hidden; to cast a glance at the next advances of our science and at the secrets of its development during future centuries?
Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society Mathematical Problems (p. 437) Volume 8, July 1902
It would doubtless be exceedingly rash, and certainly very presumptuous, to seek to predict the future which may be reserved for physics. The role of prophet is not a scientific one, and the most firmly established precisions of to-day may be overthrown by the reality of to-morrow.
The New Physics and its Evolution Chapter XI (p. 322)
When I dipt into the Future, far as human eye could see; Saw the vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
The Complete Poetical Works of Tennyson Locksley Hall
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