"Cyberpower" and futurism in Forbes magazine

Sat, 23 Nov 1996 11:48:32 -0500

Extropians may want to check out the November 18, 1996 edition of Forbes
magazine. The cover story is entitled "Cyber Power", by Peter Huber. Here's
the description of the article from the magazine's web site:

Modern, electronically connected markets
are more powerful than any politician.

The article expresses some of the ideas that have been very influential in
this forum for a long time regarding the erosion of territorially-based
nation-states in the face of electronic commerce. Yet another sign of our
ideas making it into the mainstream.

Also, in a separate Forbes publication, "Forbes ASAP":

Now on newstands, the Forbes ASAP "Big
Issue". 53 of the world's most interesting minds
writing on the future of technology, business and

I'm still working my way through it, but this is a good cross-section of
mainstream thinking on many of the issues with which we are concerned.

Greg Burch <GBurch1@aol.com> <burchg@liddellsapp.com>
http://users.aol.com/gburch1 or http://members.aol.com/gburch1
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or that idol is defectively convincing - that at least *one* visitor
to the shrine is left full of doubts. The liberation of the human mind has
been best furthered by gay fellows who heaved dead cats into sanctuaries
and then went roistering down the highways of the world, proving to all
men that doubt, after all, was safe - that the god in the sanctuary was a
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