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A survey of the possible future of the year 2000 and the problems that advancing technology pose for civilized man. RAND's Delphi technique and the implications of some of the predictions obtained by the method are discussed: over-population and food production; nuclear power as a source of energy; air pollution; weather control; automation, education, and the home. Two compelling reasons exist for looking into the future: to detect danger signals so that action can be taken to forestall unpleasant events or conditions, and to avoid making mistakes. Decisions made today directly affect the future, and rational man must view the future as subject to his control. 35 pp.

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