Letters: Nov. 1, 2004

The figure on your cover must not be able to see any real "Visions of Tomorrow" through his blue-lensed glasses [Oct. 11]. The attention given to sports, cars, gadgets, movies and TV in your reporting on the future caters to the affluent, self-centered, world-isolated and ignorant among us. Instead, we should be looking at nuclear-, biological- and chemical-weapons proliferation, AIDS, poverty, the environment and Islamist extremists.

RON MULLISEN Los Osos, Calif.

Your story on futurologist Peter Schwartz, who imagines future scenarios to help businesses plan for catastrophes, stated his belief that another terrorist attack is inevitable, no matter how much money...

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