Steampunk is a fictitious historical era, based around Victorian times and themed with leather, lace, cogs and gears. The focus is on a collaborative, crafted future where curious people can create the tools they need to design the life they want. I use this as the theme for my futures work.
Futurists help you to identify trends, manage change, and craft appropriate responces. Using Futures Thinking we think about the future based on models and intelligence, rather than opinion and perception.