THE LONG BOOM: A HISTORY OF THE FUTURE

“Good jobs are disappearing, working people are falling into poverty, the underclass is swelling, crime is out of control. The post-Cold War world is fragmenting, and conflicts are erupting all over the planet. The environment is imploding – with global warming and ozone depletion, we’ll all either die of cancer or live in Waterworld. As for our kids, the collapsing educational system is producing either gun-toting gangsters or burger-flipping dopes who can’t read.”

– Peter Schwartz And Peter Leyden, WIRED, “The Long Boom: A History of the Future, 1980 – 2020,” 1 July 1997 (yes, the above was written 20 years ago)

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