Volume 41, No. 4
A magazine of forecasts, trends, and ideas about the future.
ABOUT THIS ISSUE
By Cynthia G. Wagner,
Feedback Executive Summaries
Tomorrow in Brief
Nanoscale Electric Generators
Faster, Animal-Free Drug Testing
Research in the Virtual Marketplace
Acid Oceans Imperil Shellfish
Consultants and Services
The Hybrid Phenomenon
By Norma Carr-Ruffino and John Acheson
High gas prices and shifting consumer sentiment point to bright prospects
for hybrid cars.
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.
How to Price Biofuels
By Robert James Woolsey, Jr.
Read full interview
By Lane Jennings
Changing social mores and the spread of the Internet offer alternative
routes to the good life in the twenty-first century.
Welcome To Arden: The World of William Shakespeare
By Kimberly Harris Fatten
Setting Happiness as a National Goal
By Richard Layard
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.
Getting Ahead by Looking Ahead
By Eric Garland
A practicing futurist explains why foresight can make the
difference between success and failure.
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,
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.
Rising Waters Drowning Hope
UK to Build Zero-Carbon Homes Exclusively by 2016
Nanotech: Big Risks, Big Opportunities
U.S. Government Outlines Major Challenges
Two-Parent Families: Adoptive vs. Natural
Will Cocoa Give Us The Next
Virtual Immortality for Virtual Eternity
Tapping the Power of DNA to Run Computers
Capitalism with a Conscience
China's Barriers to Growth
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