January 2001 Archives

What is IT?

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Everyone whose fingers have been near a keyboard this week seems to have asked this question, so I post this merely for the sake of completeness. IT is a mystery new invention that will apparently change the world, although no one but a select few knows what it is. Dean Kamen, the inventor, has previously designed a revolutionary wheelchair and has filed patents for personal vehicles.

Global Trends 2015

Subtitled "A Dialogue About the Future With Nongovernment Experts" this is the USA's National Intelligence Council's look at what the world may be like in 2015, and the role of the United States within it. One criticism could be that its real purpose is merely to justify budget increases for the agencies concerned.