Descriptions of the future have always fascinated futurologists. The future cone is a concept that considers and incorporates initial discussions about future issues in order to establish a method of categorizing the future. The starting point of the future cone is always today.
The future categories are: Potential, Preposterous, Possible, Plausible, Projected, Probable, Preferable, Projected.
The theoretical framework presented here can be traced back to the scientists Charles Hancock and Trevor Betzold, but since their seminal work, others have offered different and simplified ways of defining future scenarios against a scientifically motivated background.