Wed, 9 January 2013
Stephen Euin Cobb (your host) is today's speaker.
Topic: Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds is a careful and thorough estimation of what the future holds for us all on a global scale. This document is created every four years and presented to the President of the United States of America in the weeks before he is sworn into office. Your host reads snippets from its pages and summarises some of its predictions.
Hosted by Stephen Euin Cobb, this is the January 9, 2013 episode of The Future And You. [Running time: 38 minutes]
News Item #1: Newsweek has ceased publication as a print magazine and is now strictly an online magazine. December 31, 2012 was the last print issue of the magazine. If you didn't get a copy, check for it on eBay. It's bound to be a collectors item.
News Item #2: The entire run of Omni magazine is online and readable for free. Omni was a big beautiful glossy print magazine covering both science and science fiction which ran from 1978 to 1995. I used to subscribe to it myself--it was excellent. Its editor was the legendary science fiction author Ben Bova. I had the pleasure of interviewing him several times for past episodes of this show, as well as for a magazine feature article about his career. (You can listen to my interviews with Ben Bova in the following four episodes: August 26, 2009; September 2, 2009; October 20, 2010; October 27, 2010.)
Listener Email: Robert D. Edmonds, Jr. describes, in an unusually heartfelt email, why he is against autonomous cars: he enjoys driving at a fundamental level.