Forecasting — Now and Then

Group brainstorming, “How did people forecast trends in the past?”

During this lesson, we learned that fashion forecasting is actually so much wider in its context. Fashion forecast is all about communication, luxury, lifestyle and culture.

Forecast done by forecasting agencies and individuals in the modern world are done by observing what is happening the society. Cross-cultural analysis such as looking at how food industry affects fashion is practiced widely.

Some of other types of modern forecast include:

Weather forecast
Wealth Management
Finance
Stock Market
Actuarial

But how was forecasting practiced in the past?

We discovered that actually there are types of prediction practice in the past, some of them are:

Star gazing
Crystal Ball
Harvesting
The Bible

Some of the terms associated with forecast in the past are:

Astrologer
Wisemen
Witch
Wizard
Magician
Ovacle
Priest
Voodoo Master
Messenger
Prophet
Royal Adviser
Card Reader