On 19 October Alexandre Piquard wrote:
>Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 16:22:39 +0200
>From: Alexandre Piquard <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: KUDOS: Bill Douglass wins Economist "The World in 2050" Essay
>impressive. is it possible to read the winning essay ? could someone
>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
> > Douglass has won the Shell Oil/Economist Magazine "The World in 2050"
> > contest. Bill is a very articulate and charming fellow and I have high
> > confidence that the publicity this will generate will reflect well on
> > transhumanist and extropian community Bill is a part of. Way to go,
> > FYI, following my sig is an excerpt from Robin Hanson's note about the
> > contest last July:
> > Greg Burch <GBurch1@aol.com>----<firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Attorney ::: Vice President, Extropy Institute ::: Wilderness Guide
> > http://users.aol.com/gburch1 -or- http://members.aol.com/gburch1
> > ICQ # 61112550
> > "We never stop investigating. We are never satisfied that we know
> > enough to get by. Every question we answer leads on to another
> > question. This has become the greatest survival trick of our species."
> > -- Desmond Morris
> > From: Robin Hanson <email@example.com>
> > Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 10:10:59 -0400
> > Subject: Economist essay contest on 2050
> > http://www.transhuman.memetree.com/article.pl?sid=00/07/10/1434213
> > pointed me to
> > http://www.worldin2050.com/
> > 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.
Sorry, Alexandre, but I'm not in a position to distribute the essay, as The
Economist now has first publication rights. It will be published worldwide
next month, though, in The Economist's annual publication, this year called
"The World In 2001". Also a press release should be issued shortly, which
I'll post here, and all eight winners will be announced the The Economist in
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