Predictions: [30 Great Minds on the Future]

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PREDICTIONS

Edited by Sian Griffiths

With an Introduction by Jonathan Weiner

THE TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

1999 OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface ix
  • Introduction xi
  • Chinua Achebe 1
  • The Colour-Line 8
  • French Anderson 12
  • Gene Therapies W. French Anderson 19
  • Noam Chomsky 22
  • Language Design Noam Chomsky 30
  • Arthur C. Clarke 34
  • 2099 . . . the Beginning of History 43
  • Paul Davies 46
  • Three 'Origin' Mysteries 52
  • Richard Dawkins 56
  • A Riddle I Long to Answer . . . 63
  • Daniel Dennett 66
  • Protecting Public Health 74
  • Carl Djerassi 76
  • The Century of A.R.T. 82
  • Andrea Dworkín 86
  • A New Jerusalem for Women 93
  • Umberto Eco 96
  • Never Fall in Love with Your Own Airship 104
  • Francis Fukuyama 106
  • The Politics of Women 113
  • J. K. Galbraith 118
  • Penalize the Bankers, Not the Workers 125
  • Daniel Goleman 128
  • Winning the Battle for the Human Heart 135
  • Stephen Jay Gould 138
  • Unpredictable Patterns 145
  • Susan Greenfield 148
  • George Orwell's 1984 . . . in 2084 155
  • Lynn Margulis 158
  • Proof Positive for Wet Mergers in the Eternal Takeover 165
  • Don Norman 168
  • Cognitive Prostheless 175
  • Paul Nurse 180
  • Coplex Cancers, Simple Cells 187
  • Steven Pinker 190
  • Increasing Consilience 197
  • Sherwood Rowland 200
  • Amartya Sen 212
  • Things to Come 222
  • Elaine Showalter 226
  • Optimism V. Pessimism 233
  • A New Ethics 243
  • Dale Spender 246
  • A Basic Human Right 254
  • Chris Stringer 258
  • Fossils for the Future 266
  • Sherry Turkle 268
  • Toys to Change Our Minds 275
  • Kevin Warwick 280
  • Mind Machines 286
  • James Watson 290
  • Re-Directing the Course of Human Evolution 296
  • Steven Weinberg 300
  • A Theory of Everything 307
  • Closing the Gap 319
  • Acknowledgements 321
  • Index 323
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