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September-October  2001
Volume 35, No. 5

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ABOUT THIS ISSUE
By Cindy Wagner,
Managing Editor

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DEPARTMENTS ARTICLES
Tomorrow in Brief
New Device for Hearing Impaired
Polio Eradication: The Last Steps
New Test for Cervical Cancer
Mecca for Non-Muslims?
B2B Grows Among Women

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Reforming the United Nations
by Maurice Strong
A Canadian with long experience as a UN official gives a frank assessment of the global institution's prospects and possibilities.

The Global Struggle to Save the Environment
by Edward Cornish
Maurice Strong, best known for organizing two huge UN conferences on the environment, has spent his life trying to create a better world. In an interview with THE FUTURIST, as well as his recent autobiography, Strong explained his work and how he now views the planet's future.

Five Forces Transforming Communications
by Graham T.T. Molitor
Reach anyone, buy anything, find out everything you ever wanted to know, and have time left over to have a life. That is the future promise of the Communications Era.

Sometimes the Luddites Are Right
by Arnold Brown
"Luddites" warn us about technological problems, such as the environmental damage from pesticides. Now these technophobes are sounding warnings about the havoc our information technologies are wreaking. It's time to listen.

The Need for a New Office of Technology Assessment
by Vary T. Coates
Evaluating the potential impacts of new technologies--rather than rejecting them outright--offers an answer to the Luddites' worries.

The Transportation system of the Future
by Francis D. Reynolds
Since people will not give up their cars, a dualmode transportation system is the only way to address our complex demands for mobility, argues an engineer-inventor.

The Extended Life: Four Strategies for Healthy Longevity
by Michael Brickey
Centenarians have a secret: If you want to grow old gracefully stay positive, keep your sense of perspective, and never stop learning.

Future View: The Future: The Greatest Story Never Told?
by Hazel Henderson
Some politicians are thinking about the future. Can the media do it too?

 

BOOKS WORLD TRENDS & FORECASTS
The Futurist Bookshelf

Book Review:
British Future Fiction 1700-1914
edited by I.F. Clarke

(Reviewed by Lane Jennings)

Books in Brief
Buckminster Fuller
edited by Thomas T.K. Zung
The Forward-Focused Organization
by Stephen C. Harper
Creating Futures
by Michel Godet
Transforming Europe
edited by Maria Green Cowles et al.
More Profitable Planning
by Richard Muther
Citizenship for the Future
by David Hicks 

Environment
Wetlands: Going, Going . . . Gone?
Mixing Farms and Wildlife

Demography
Aging vs. Antiaging
The Web-Connected Generation

Economics
Whither Job Security?
Making Web Users Pay

 

Technology
Mission From Mars
Edible Vaccines

Society
The Cyber Children Have Arrived
Making the Case for Repression

Government
The Coming Resource Wars
Guarding E-Documents and Identity

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