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a journal of forecasts, trends and ideas about the future.
Editer. Edward S. Cornish
Art Director: Roy Mason
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THE FUTURIST is published bimonthly by the World Puture Society An Association for the Study of Alternative Futures. The Society is a nonprofit educatives and scientific organization founded in 1966 Article in Society publications reflect the views of their authors or persons qusted The Society acts as an impartial clearinghouse for a variety of different views and does not take portions on what will happen or should happen in the future.
Directors Arnold Barach, Executive Editor. Changing Times Magazine; Orville L. Preeman, President, Busines International Corporation, Barbara Hubbard, Organizing Director, Committee for the Future: Sel M. Linewis Senior Partner, Coudert Brothers, formerly Chairman of the Board. The Xerus Corporation, Carl H. Madden. Professor of Economics American University, formerly Chief Economist, Chamber of Commerce of the US Michael Michaelis, Senior Consultant, Arthur D Little, Ins: Glenn T Seaborg, University Professor of Chemistry. University of California at Berkeley, formerly Chairman, US Atomic Energy Commisinn: Rowan A Wakefield. Principal, Wakefield Washington Asociates Inc, for merly Vice President, Aspen Institute.
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United Nations Representative
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Mankind now is on the verge of colonizing the moon certain planets, asteroids, and huge artificial "islands" in space. Without proper safeguards, the result may be an era of space wars and piracy.
291 The Making of a Futurist Film by Marc Chinoy
A motion picture producer tells about the innovations he used to describe on film the study of the future.
295 The Circus and Future Shock
by William R. George and Stan Mulford
Circus people are constantly exposed to transience, novelty, and diversity -the things that are supposed to give you "future shock. To keep their sanity, they have adopted techniques that could be used by others.
303 The Coming Energy Transition
by Denis Hayes
Civilization can cope with a post-petroleum" world-if strong action is taken to conserve energy and to develop solar and other power sources based on natural energy flows.
World Trends and Forecasts
317 Food 319 Resources 321 Society
323 Technology 325 Transportation 328 Values
Front Cover: A view of the "Garden Earth" set built for the motion picture Toward the Future This issue of THE FUTURIST includes an article about the production of this futuristic film
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Thank you for the opportunity to present testimony from the B'nai B'rith Energy Committee of Maryland for the January 1978 Committee on Science and Technology Hearing on Future Space Programs. Enclosed is the testimony and the abstract for publication in the records of the hearing.
Bruce Friedman, Chairman
PAPER SUBMITTED BY DR. BRUCE FRIEDMAN, CHAIRMAN OF THE B'NAI B'RITH ENERGY COMMITTEE OF MARYLAND
Born June 21, 1939, Brooklyn, New York.
College, Brooklyn, New York, June 1960, B. S., Physics. Graduated
Abstract of Testimony for the January 1978 Committee on
Hearing on Future Space Programs from
Dr. Bruce Friedman, Chairman of the
B'nai B'rith Energy Committee of Maryland
The B'nai B'rith Energy Committee of Maryland feels that an aggressive space industrialization effort by the United States of America is of compelling importance. The Energy Committee strongly urges that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) budget be increased annually by 20% for every year of the ten year period commencing with FY 1979 in order to allow NASA to vigorously develop space-based energy and energy-related options. Further, the Energy Committee unequivocally supports House Concurrent Resolutions 451 and 447 with their request for an assessment "of developing as a national goal for the year 2000 the first manned structures in space for the conversion of solar energy and other extraterrestrial resources to the peaceable and practical use of human beings everywhere."