My real name is Tavis Highfill, but my pseudonym is Nick Fisherman. I've been obsessed with the future my whole life, but studying futurology was something I didn't even know was a thing until a couple years ago. I found this site while I was doing research for my book series. The Advancement of Mateo Matic is about a guy who lives through one day every year. At the end of each day, he is propelled forward exactly one year (he has no control over this). Each weekly installment (for the most part) deals with one day of his life. Since this is set across the future, I knew I needed to understand what that future might actually look like. I've found the timeline on this site to be an invaluable resource in that regard.
I don't know what took me so long to sign up for these forums, but I just wanted to say, long time reader, first time poster. Thank you for helping me, even though you didn't realize it was happening, and I can't wait to see what happens next.