Each year since 1985, the editors of THE FUTURIST have selected the most thought-provoking ideas and forecasts appearing in the magazine to go into our annual Outlook report. Over the years, Outlook has spotlighted the emergence of such epochal developments as the Internet, virtual reality, and the end of the Cold War. We present the top 10 forecasts published in THE FUTURIST this year, and our top ten favorites we heard elsewhere.
Patrick Tucker is the deputy editor of THE FUTURIST magazine and content director for www.wfs.org.
As a science journalist and editor, he's interviewed such technologists, policy experts, and visionaries as MIT roboticist Rodney Brooks, Google research director Peter Norvig, military strategist Edward N. Luttwak, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, former CIA director Robert James Woolsey, tech guru Tim O'Reilly, environmentalist Lester Brown, flying-car-creator Paul Moller, and inventor Ray Kurzweil on various topics related to technology and innovation.
He also serves as the director of communications for the World Future Society and have been quoted as a futurist in The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe and Mail, The Christian Science Monitor, Elle Canada, Wired.com, Smart Money.com, Voice of America, and has been a guest on such networks and programs as WTOP in Washington, the Dave Rutherford Show (770 CHQR Canada) The World Today and the Christy Clark show (980 CKNW Canada), the Joan Hamburg (710 WOR New York), Russia Today, CBS Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood, and Science Fantastic with Michio Kaku.
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