The Future Market

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BOOM, BABY: Schwartz sees long-term economic growth

It's been over 2,500 years since the Oracle first offered the ancient Greeks a glimpse of their futures, and soothsaying is still pretty hit and miss. Today's seers may favor predictive software over, say, bird entrails, but if they could really see into the future, they'd be so rich they wouldn't have to tell fortunes for a living.

But here's a sure thing: the future's big business. Just ask Peter Schwartz. As chairman of the California-based Global Business Network,...

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