TAKING STOCK IN A YEAR OF SOBER LOOKS BACK, AND DAZZLING VIEWS OF THE FUTURE

Year's end is a time of tradition and transition. So folks play the spiritual parlor game called Taking Stock, in which the players consider what the world's shapers have given them. In these pages is one view of life at the end of 1993: science looks ahead; art looks back. Each discipline could help the other. Those stratospheric Maytag repairmen from the Endeavour might be hired to wire the TV set of the future for 500 channels, and then maybe the gene wizards could splice some decent programming into it. Biosphere II might be a good place to lock away all...

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