NEWEST ISSUE OF THE FUTURIST EXAMINES WAR AND PEACE IN THE 21st CENTURY
October 12, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsBethesda, MD: Tomorrow's foreign policy planners will have to work in a climate of reduced response time and increased disaster potential. There will likely be continuing confusion over the lengths and limits of sovereignty, new subliminal forms of aggression and intervention, and further diffusion of power from state actors to non-state entities such as corporations or religious or ethnic groups. Likewise, the coming period will be one of proliferating levels of violence, a profusion of undeclared internal "non-wars” and accelerated technological obsolescence. In every sense, it will be a future of profound complexity, ambiguity, and turbulence.
In the November-December issue of THE FUTURIST, international policy experts Gregory Foster (National Defense University), John Richardson (American University), Andrew J. Bacevich (Boston University) Joergen Oerstroem Moeller (Institute of Southeast Asian Studies), James N. Rosenau (George Washington University), Pamela R. Aall (U.S. Institute of Peace) and Edward Luttwak (Center for Strategic International Studies) examine the key foreign policy challenges of the new century.
Also in the November December FUTURIST…
TOMORROW'S TECHNOLOGY REVOLUTION
Rapid advances in information systems are driving breakthroughs in all scientific fields. The decoding of the human genome, for instance, was made possible by the collective use of a dozen supercomputers to decipher the 3 billion bits of information stored in DNA. For the first time in history, knowledge—the very heart of scientific progress—is being harnessed systematically on a massive scale.
In the November-December issue of THE FUTURIST, George Washington University science and innovation professor William E. Halal pools the insights of 100 high-tech executives, scientists, engineers, academics, consultants, futurists, and other leading experts around the world to outline how the technology revolution is poised to transform life over the next 20 to 30 years.
TOP FORECASTS FOR 2007 AND BEYOND
A 12 page report forecasting 76 major global developments for the coming year and beyond, OUTLOOK 2007 examines the key trends in technology, the environment, the economy, international relations, etc., in order to paint a full and credible portrait of our likely future. Key findings: Generation Y will migrate heavily overseas. Dwindling supplies of water in China will impact the global economy. Workers will increasingly choose more time over more money.
* Futurists invade Toronto - a report on the World Future Society's annual conference.
* Rethinking Emergency Housing - architects' visions for how to rebuild New Orleans
* World Trends & Forecasts
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