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March-April 2006
Volume 40, No. 2

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Tomorrow in Brief
Swimming with Dolphins
"ButterflyNet" Captures Scientists' Field Notes
Robotic Treadmill
Buckyballs May Threaten DNA
Digital Cinema Comes Closer to Reality

Consultants and Services

Futurist Newsmakers

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Building Creative Communities: The Role of Art and Culture
By John M. Eger
The leading authority on information technology argues that cities must nurture the creative potential and community engagement of their citizens.

Cyberimmortality: Science, Religion, and the Battle to Save Our Souls
By William Sims Bainbridge
Research enabling you one day to archive and regenerate your memory, personality, and consciousness—giving you cyberimmortality—may meet resistance from religious groups arguing that the soul is a spirit, not a system.

A Timeline for Technology: To the Year 2030 and Beyond
By Ian Pearson and Ian Neild
What's ahead in technology, and what will it mean. This new timeline offers a glimpse of likely developments—and of how they may change our lives. Order extra copies.

COVER STORY:
Reinventing Humanity: The Future of Machine–Human Intelligence
By Ray Kurzweil
Author and inventor Ray Kurzweil sees a radical evolution of the human species in the next 40 years.

Commentaries provided by development systems theorist John Smart, nanotech researcher J. Storrs Hall, cultural studies scholar Damien Broderick, and social critic and researcher Richard Eckersley.

Translation by Machine: A Bridge Across the Multicultural Gap
By David Belluomini
Growing diversity is a challenge in many U.S. neighborhoods. Technologies for overcoming language barriers offer hope for facilitating better communication.

SCENARIOS: At Home with Ambient Intelligence
By Patrick Tucker
In the future, your environment will respond to your needs and moods before you even know what they are.

BOOKS WORLD TRENDS & FORECASTS

The Futurist Bookshelf

Planning in an Age of Hyperchange
A book review by Edward Cornish.
In FutureThink: How to Think Clearly in a Time of Change, business trend watchers Edie Weiner and Arnold Brown share their insights into what's happening in the world today and what it bodes for the future.

Preparing Youth for the Future
A book review by Edward Cornish.
Educators need to futurize curricula, argues Marsha Lynne Rhea in Anticipate the World You Want.

Book Review Archive

Government
Redefining National Security

Environment
Saving the Tropics' Dry Forests
Bird Songs May Sound Alarms

Society
Speech Codes and the Future of Education

Demography
College Prep in Elementary School
Stress and the Brain
Disaster Planning for the Disabled

Economics
The New "Secondhand" Market

Technology
Embryonic Stem Cells Promise New Cures
Alternative to Mammography

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