impressive. is it possible to read the winning essay ? could someone forward
it on the list ? (www.worldin2050.com offers no content whatsoever)
le 18/10/00 19:44, GBurch1@aol.com à GBurch1@aol.com a écrit :
> I am extremely pleased to announce that fellow Houstonian and Textropian Bill
> Douglass has won the Shell Oil/Economist Magazine "The World in 2050" essay
> contest. Bill is a very articulate and charming fellow and I have high
> confidence that the publicity this will generate will reflect well on the
> transhumanist and extropian community Bill is a part of. Way to go, Bill!
> FYI, following my sig is an excerpt from Robin Hanson's note about the
> contest last July:
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> From: Robin Hanson <email@example.com>
> Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 10:10:59 -0400
> Subject: Economist essay contest on 2050
> pointed me to
> which describes an essay contest on the year 2050.
> It is organized by the Economist and Shell Oil,
> and the winning essay will get $20K and be published in
> "The Economist, The World in 2001". The deadline for
> submissions is Aug 14, max length 3000 words.
> "The essay should focus on any of the social, political, economic,
> commercial technological, scientific, or environmental issues that
> we will face in the world of the mid-21st century. The jury will
> be looking for a wide range of subjects in the winning essays."
> The judges are Matt Ridley, Esther Dyson, a CEO of Shell,
> the editors of the Economist and the Whole Earth Mag,
> and the director of the OECD International Futures Programme.
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