The Future: 1984 Plus 16

When it comes to predicting the future, the technology-oriented prognosticators tend to see it coming up pretty much roses (TIME Essay, Feb. 25, 1966). But if scientists in their extrapolations tend toward euphoria, many of the humanities experts, in their cranky way, are not so sure. At least such is the drift of Daedalus, journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which devotes its special summer issue to the subject "Toward the Year 2000: Work in Progress." For, as the Academy's Commission on the Year 2000, headed by Columbia Sociologist...

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