>I'm reporting from the SmartCard-run Sun Microsystems Net
>Terminals on the main floor of Cisco Networkers. Just prior to
>lunch I was lucky enough to attend a keynote from
>author/columnist/advisor Peter Schwartz on the subject of where
>we've come and where we're going.
>Like most "visionaries" the results of his visions are beyond his
>life span and therefore default his responsibilities to them.
>However he made some interesting points that I will categorize in
>a longer e-mail later.
>Never having read any of his stuff, I walk away from his speech
>with the feeling that he's a rich optimist -- and I don't have to
>wonder which came first...
>However I got a chance to briefly meet with him afterward and
>introduced myself in the name of my company and -- just to test
>the waters -- the Extropy Institute, which brought what seemed to
>be a rare sort of smile to his face.
IMS Peter Schwartz is co-founder with Stewart Brand of the Global
Business Network, an online think-tank, he is also the author of
"The Art Of The Long View" which is a must read for Extropians.
Extropy Institute, www.extropy.org
Adler Planetarium www.adlerplanetarium.org
Life Extension Foundation, www.lef.org
National Rifle Association, www.nra.org, 1.800.672.3888
Mars Society, www.marssociety.org
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W
IMS: If memory serves.
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