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May-June 2003
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May-June 2003 issue

COVER STORIES
Exploring the "Singularity"

By James John Bell
The point in time when current trends may go wildly off the charts--known as the "Singularity"--is now getting serious attention and may lead to a post-human future.

The Limits of Complexity and Change
By Theodore Modis
Complexity and change have grown at accelerating rates throughout history, but they may soon reach a turning point.

Beyond Cloning: Toward Human Printing
By Vladimir Mironov
Need a liver transplant? You may one day be able to drop off some cells at the doctor's office and wait while a machine manufactures a fresh new organ, especially for you.

VISIONS: Tomorrow's Floating Homes: Part House, Part Boat, Part Offshore Rig
By Annemarie Skjold
Flotation homes offer a solution to Europe's devastating floods and overcrowded cities.

Global Trends in Crime
By Gene Stephens
To keep crime in check in the twenty-first century, we'll all need to get smarter, not just tougher.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
By H. Paul Shuch
The 40-year search for extraterrestrial intelligence continues to evolve. What will the next 40 years bring?

FUTURE VIEW: Updating the Ten Commandments
By Joseph F. Coates
The Ten Commandments may need a modern, secular facelift.

BOOKS WORLD TRENDS & FORECASTS
The Futurist Bookshelf

Solving World Problems
in 20 Years
A book review by Harlan Cleveland
Tackling world-scale problems with global networks could curb globalization's perils, says Jean-François Rischard, the author of High Noon: Twenty Global Issues, Twenty Years to Solve Them.

Society
From virtual communities to smart mobs
Seniors need options for learning

Government
War crimes against nature

Technology
Simulating Earth's systems

Economics
Alternatives to growing drugs

Environment
Impacts of shrinking households
Sustainable use of the oceans
Dead trees add to global warming

Demography
Mapping poverty
Making sex education more effective

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