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The way we will be 50 years from today : 60 of the world's greatest minds share their visions of the next half century

Author: Mike Wallace
Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, ©2008.
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Sixty leading luminaries, including scientists, writers, artists, religious leaders, businesspeople, and politicians, offer their thoughts on what life will look like by the middle of the twenty-first century.
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Genre/Form: Forecasts
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Way we will be 50 years from today.
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2008
(OCoLC)608605314
Online version:
Way we will be 50 years from today.
Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2008
(OCoLC)609221459
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Wallace
ISBN: 9780849903700 084990370X
OCLC Number: 180852042
Description: viii, 241 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: As we may live / Vint Cerf --
A revolution in medicine / Francis S. Collins --
A tiny dot in cosmic time : a big period in human time / George F. Smoot --
What's ahead : figures don't lie? / Christian de Duve --
What a climatologist cannot know about the next 50 years (but what he does believe) / John R. Christy --
No more heart disease / Louis J. Ignarro --
The end of psychiatric illnesses / E. Fuller Torrey --
Simon Caplan's day / Arthur Caplan --
Fifty years from now : today's baby reaches middle age / Wanda Jones --
Blogging from the future / Craig Newmark --
Progress accelerates exponentially / Ray Kurzweil --
An economist predicts / Thomas C. Schelling --
Diary entry : 2058 / Chandrasekhar (Spike) Narayan --
Deciphering the mega-trends / James E. Cartwright --
The way we will be 50 years from today? / Jody Williams --
The era of great change is coming / Kim Dae-jung --
The future of crime / Ronald Noble --
The future of food / Norman E. Borlaug --
What does it mean to be human? / Richard Clarke --
A brain scientist's perspective / Richard Restak --
In harmony with earth's water cycle / Sandra Postel --
How will science transform human society? / Gerardus 't Hooft --
Where are all the robots? / Shigeo Hirose --
Wind farming in Pollyanna land / Peter Doherty --
Letters to my grandchildren and great-grandchildren / Stuart L. Pimm --
Future cars and the jetsons / Malcolm Bricklin --
A world without borders / Abdulla Salem El-Badri --
Technology, security, and liberty in 50 years / Lee H. Hamilton --
Our place in the universe / Steven Beckwith --
Snapshot of a world with the new nation of California / Tim Mack --
Our children, our future / Marian Wright Edelman --
Landscapes and living conditions / Valli Moosa --
Go green by thinking blue / Leon E. Panetta and James D. Watkins --
The paradox / Aaron Ciechanover --
The transformation / Elias A. Zerhouni --
A world without breast cancer / Nancy G. Brinker --
Hope for people with brain diseases / Stanley B. Prusiner --
A physician's view of the future / Victor Sidel --
Clean energy for progress / Claude Mandil --
CO2 for good / Nancy Ho --
To open the world to all people / Michael Shermer --
The view as I glide by / Joseph L. Bryant --
One Tuesday in Australia / Barry Marshall --
Wake-up call on global warming / Carl Pope, Daniel Becker, and Allison Forbes --
Dateline : 50 years into the future / Keith B. Richburg --
Leaps and eurekas / Gregory A. Poland --
Snapshots of the future with infectious disease : living in a brave new world with age-old scourges / Earl G. Brown --
The age of the global citizen / Carol Bellamy --
Some words from "Dr. Future" / James Canton --
Some warnings, some worries, and a call for leadership / Douglas Osheroff --
How our knowledge will increase / Lyman Page --
"We will have learned our lesson" / Carol M. Browner --
The future of the soul / Richard Dawkins --
A bird's-eye view of the next 50 years / Peter Marra --
Global climate change and our children / Nsedu Obot-Witherspoon --
A way back to wilderness / William H. Meadows --
Future world : the bad, the good, and the ugly / Lawrence M. Krauss --
Always so much more to discover / John C. Mather --
Startling advances and what stays the same / Ahmed H. Zewail --
The earth in 50 years : rescue or ruin? / Ross Gelbspan.
Responsibility: [edited by] Mike Wallace.
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Sixty leading luminaries, including scientists, writers, artists, religious leaders, businesspeople, and politicians, offer their thoughts on what life will look like by the middle of the twenty-first century.

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