Volume 41, No. 3
A magazine of forecasts, trends, and ideas about the future.
Tomorrow in Brief
Phototherapy for Skin Problems
Fusion Power for Space Propulsion
Southern Ocean May Slow Warming
Vending for Health
The Power of Trash
Consultants and Services
Defeating Terrorism: Is It
Possible? Is It Probable?
By Marvin J. Cetron
More than a decade after offering a detailedbut
largely ignoredreport on the growing threat of extremist Islamic
terrorism, a global trends analyst illustrated the vital role that
futurists play in "thinking the unthinkable."
Time for a Global Welfare
By Anil Hira
Terrorism, job shakeouts, pandemics, climate change, and other
dislocations are largely the result of tectonic shifts in the global
economy. Insecurity is growing in the developed world in spite of
efforts to resolve problems stemming from globalization. A political
science professor proposes systemic reform of global institutions as a
way to create greater security in a world gone mad.
Read the long version.
Visions: Design for the
"Other 90 Percent"
By Cynthia G. Wagner
Fancy clothes and cars for the rich and famous aren't the only things
needing great design. A new exhibition honors design solutions
appropriate for the developing world.
By Allen H. Kupetz
Despite continued concerns over privacy and security, the era of digital
currency has arrived.
Plus: Scenario: A Cashless New York City
By Lisa Bodell
Rise of the Cashless Do-Gooder
By Marty Baker
Violent Crime and Cash: The Connection
By David R. Warwick
The Search for Foresight: The World Future Society's
By Edward Cornish
In this third installment of his memoirs, the Society's
founding president tells the inside story of its first conference, held in
1971.haring "ideas and
ideals" were drawn to the new, forward-looking organization.
Plus: The World Future Society at 40: First Impressions
By Lane Jennings
A Futurist Mind-Set
By John Naisbitt
A best-selling futurist author shares his approach to seeing
tomorrow in the trends of today.
The Futurist Bookshelf
Future of Extremes
A book review by Patrick Tucker
In The Extreme Future, Institute for Global Futures CEO James Canton
takes an expansive view of the next 20 years.
Subprime Lenders Target Women Unfairly
Men Not at Work
Promoting Parenthood in Japan
Survival of the Cutest
Wireless Devices May Compromise Privacy
Device Thwarts Digital Picture Taking
The Rise of Brain-Focused Teaching
Love and Immigration
Countering Cyber Attacks
Miscroinsurance for Megadisasters
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