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March-April 2003
Volume 37, No. 2

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ABOUT THIS ISSUE
By Cynthia G. Wagner,
Managing Editor

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DEPARTMENTS ARTICLES

Talking to technology. Page 44.

Tomorrow in Brief
Data Dump from Space
Energy or Fish?
Cooking with Light and Vacuum
Detecting Skin Cancer
Singing Computer Bugs

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COVER STORIES
Seven Strategies for Generating Ideas

by Robert B. Tucker
Ideas are the lifeblood of all organizations, whether the mission is to invent a breakthrough product or solve a perplexing problem. A leading innovation futurist describes seven ways that vanguard organizations are reinventing their idea factories.

Idea Experts' Roundtable
Innovation is about more than coming up with the next new widget. It's also about nurturing a mind-set of creative thinking throughout the organization. THE FUTURIST invited several ideation consultants--Winston J. Brill, Alexander Hiam, Andy Hines, and Christopher Miller--to share their experiences in retooling the idea factories in organizations.

Trends Shaping the Future: Technological, Workplace, Management, and Institutional Trends                                 To order report
By Marvin J. Cetron and Owen Davies
Technology's importance to the economy and society will accelerate, and R&D will add new opportunities--and new challenges in public policy, management, and the world in general.

TeleLiving: When Virtual Meets Reality
By William E. Halal
Digital robots, speech-recognition technology, and wall-mounted monitors will make computers our indispensable companions over the next 10 years.

Winning the War Against Aging
By Joćo Pedro de Magalhćes
Why die? There may soon be nothing preventing great-grandparents from being as agile in body and mind as their descendants.

FUTURE VIEW
The New Followership: A Challenge for Leaders
By Arnold Brown
Follwership is changing in the digital age, so leaders must change, too.

THE FUTURIST March-April 2003

BOOKS WORLD TRENDS & FORECASTS
Book Review:
Science in the Next 50 Years
A review by Hope Cristol
The Next Fifty Years

edited by John Brockman

Books in Brief
The Next Hundred Years ... Then and Now
by Robert Cartmill
Strategic Planning for Smart Leadership
by William J. Austin
The Seeds of Innovation
by Elaine Dundon

The Futurist Bookshelf

Economics
The Impending Jobs Crisis
Technologies Benefiting Business

Society
High-Tech Thrives Where Gays Live

Environment
Natural Disasters on the Rise
Fighting Invading Species

 

Government
Testing the Limits of Tolerance

Technology
Robots with Emotions
New Alarms about Pesticide Resistance

Demography
Lifestyle Diseases Strike New Targets
Promoting Condoms for AIDS Prevention

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