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- At a future time, at some point in the future.
- Perhaps humans will live on Mars in the future.
- (US) From now on.
- Please put the toilet seat down in the future.
British usage distinguishes between in the future meaning "at some point" in the future and in future meaning "from now on". American usage makes no such distinction, using in the future in both senses.
at a future time
from now on — see from now on