De Brouwer is regularly featured as a futurologist (see also: List of futurologists in Wikipedia). For the 20th Anniversary Report (The World in 2023) The Wall Street Journal, Europe, tapped the brains of Walter De Brouwer, John Naisbitt and Shai Agassi.
In 2010 Belgian TV RTBF profiles him in a documentary called AVENIR-Toekomst. De Brouwer is believed to have served as a model for Hubertus Bigend, a character introduced in William Gibson‘s cyberpunk novels Pattern Recognition (2003) and Spook Country(2007).
In 1998, De Brouwer organized the ‘First International Conference of Quantum Information and Computation’ at the Hotel Metropole in Brussels – sponsored by the European Office of Aerospace Research and Development of the United States Air Force.