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July-August 2007
Volume 41, No. 4

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A magazine of forecasts, trends, and ideas about the future.

ABOUT THIS ISSUE
By Cynthia G. Wagner,
Managing Editor

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Tomorrow in Brief
Petroleum-Free Clothing
Nanoscale Electric Generators
Faster
, Animal-Free Drug Testing
Research in the Virtual Marketplace
Acid Oceans Imperil Shellfish

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The Hybrid Phenomenon
By Norma Carr-Ruffino and John Acheson
High gas prices and shifting consumer sentiment point to bright prospects for hybrid cars.

Plus:
Energy Diversity as a Business Imperative

By  Elizabeth Lowery
Not All Hybrids are Created Equal
By Scott Nathanson

Biodiesel's Bright Future
By Will Thurmond
The meteoric rise in biodiesel over the last few years suggests a good outlook for replacing gasoline.

Plus:
How to Price Biofuels

By Robert James Woolsey, Jr.
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Reinventing Utopia
By Lane Jennings
Changing social mores and the spread of the Internet offer alternative routes to the good life in the twenty-first century.

Plus:
Welcome To Arden: The World of William Shakespeare
By Kimberly Harris Fatten
Setting Happiness as a National Goal
By Richard Layard

 

Cover Story
Expanding the Human Mind: The Future of the Brain
By William Homes
Neurobiology, electronics, and other tools may give us mental powers that are truly mind-boggling

The Search for Foresight: Futuring and World Peace
By Edward Cornish
In this fourth installment of his memoirs, the founding president of the World Future Society explains how it contributes to world peace.

Future View: Getting Ahead by Looking Ahead
By Eric Garland
A practicing futurist explains why foresight can make the difference between success and failure.

BOOKS WORLD TRENDS & FORECASTS

The Futurist Bookshelf

Your Legacy as a Leader
A book review by Cynthia G. Wagner
By looking ahead at their potential legacies, leaders may be able to create better futures, according to Robert M. Galford and Regina Fazio Maruca, authors of
Your Leadership Legacy.

Profits and Prophecy
A book review by Cynthia G. Wagner
In Tuning the Future in Revenue,
Glen Hiemstra helps business leaders look beyond the next quarter.

Book Review Archive

Environment
Rising Waters Drowning Hope
UK to Build Zero-Carbon Homes Exclusively by 2016

Government
Nanotech: Big Risks, Big Opportunities
U.S. Government Outlines Major Challenges

Society
Two-Parent Families: Adoptive vs. Natural

 

Demography
Will Cocoa Give Us The Next
"Penicillin?"

Technology
Virtual Immortality for Virtual Eternity
Tapping the Power of DNA to Run Computers

Economics
Capitalism with a Conscience
China's Barriers to Growth

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