In The Near Future was a series of actions of ten simulated protests by Sharon Hayes in New York City, taking place from November 1-9, 2005. The attending audience documented the events in a variety of media, and their images were exhibited as slides at Art in General on November 9, 2005.
In The Near Future was the second of two art projects by Hayes commissioned by Art in General. This performance was co-presented by Art in General and PERFORMA 05, the first biennial of new visual art performance at venues across New York City, from November 3-21, 2005. A catalogue published by PERFORMA with an essay about the project written by Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy was released in 2007.