Science: 100 Centuries Ahead

According to the Club of Rome's highly pessimistic and widely quoted report, The Limits to Growth, mankind faces worldwide famine, pollution and fuel shortages within the next century. More recently, less apocalyptic prophets like Economist Robert Heilbroner have taken a dim view of man's future. To British Science Writer Adrian Berry, tomorrow is not all that bleak. In a forthcoming book, The Next Ten Thousand Years (Saturday Review Press/E.P. Button; $8.95), Berry boldly predicts that technology will confound the prophets of doomsday. What is more, he says, mankind will eventually reach out to tap the resources of the entire solar system...

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