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January-February 2006
Volume 40, No. 1

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By Cynthia G. Wagner,
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Tomorrow in Brief
Silent Airplane
Fungi for Your Health
Displays Become Thinner, Sharper, Lighter
Nano Research Targets Bad Hair
Male Births Decline in Canadian Community

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2005 Subject/Author Index to THE FUTURIST

News from WFS
Obituary: Art Siemering

 

THE FUTURIST--January-February 2006

Update on the State of the Future
By Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon
Environmental sustainability, global partnerships against terror, technology, and drug availability figure in humanity's future.

Innovation in Pharmaceuticals: Speeding Up the Development of New Cures
By Jay Herson
Pharmaceutical development appears to have slowed, even though medical research has increased. One reason is the cost of drug development, as well as the business risks involved. Innovative approaches to raising capital and forming partnerships among pharmaceutical companies could reduce both the costs and the risks to individual firms.

Scenarios in Practice: Futuring in the Pharmaceutical Industry
By Eric Garland
A consulting futurist offers insights on how a key foresight tool, the Impact/Probability Matrix, enabled decision makers in the pharmaceutical industry to see how certain trends could change how they do business.

COVER STORY:
Beyond Sprawl: Rethinking Humanity's Habitats

Six futurists examine the challenges facing tomorrow's human habitat planners.

New Villages for a New Era
By Robert McIntyre
A New Garden of Eden
By William J. Mitchell
Rethinking Utopia: A Town Primarily for People
By L. Gene Zellmer
Of Neighborhoods, Networks, and Nodes
By Douglas Rushkoff
Designing for Democracy
By Mitchell Gordon
The Santa Fe-ing of Civilization
By Joel Garreau

Thinking Ahead: The Value of Future Consciousness
By Tom Lombardo
Psychologists are recognizing the key role that the future plays in our thinking, our actions, and our successes and failures in life.

VISIONS: Star Dust in Our Future?
By Cynthia G. Wagner
Astronomers' surprising discovery about a long-dead star may tell a story about how we discover the future.

BOOKS WORLD TRENDS & FORECASTS

The Futurist Bookshelf

Scenarios for "Powerful Times"
A book review by Patrick Tucker.
In his latest book, Eamonn Kelly forecasts a radical convergence of global forces.

In Pursuit of Happiness
A book review by Patrick Tucker.
In Happiness: Lessons from a New Science, British Parliamentarian Richard Layard argues for a new approach to public policy making based on securing people's happiness.

Book Review Archive

Government
Improving Terrorism Preparedness
Fighting Corruption in Developing Nations

Technology
Software for Stressful Decision Making
Eavesdropping on Computer Users

Society
Visual Arts Face Murky Future

Economics
Made in China: Branding a New Image

Environment
Tropical Heat Waves
Cattle in the Wetlands
Corals Protect Coasts from Tsunami

Demography
Preparing for Pandemic

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