Re: Peter Schwartz @ Cisco Networkers

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Jul 14 2000 - 12:27:08 MDT


>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,
Adler Planetarium
Life Extension Foundation,
National Rifle Association,, 1.800.672.3888
Mars Society,
Ameritech Data Center Chicago, IL, Local 134 I.B.E.W

IMS: If memory serves.

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