There are many ways to come at the right to communicate. This methodology is based upon the premise that rights might be taken for granted if needs are in balance. Examples may include access to means of communication, if supplies meet needs few raise the "rights" issue. The methodology put forth is web-based and is capable of harnessing opinions of levels of needs, supplies and rights. This can be done for any time frame, past present and in the future. The Futures Forecasting Engine (FFE) creates/captures data, calculates the differences between needs and supplies and multiplies by the level of the right. It then rank orders the largest differences and sets out an "action urgency index" (AUI).