Re: "Cyberpower" and futurism in Forbes magazine

Ira Brodsky (
Sun, 24 Nov 1996 15:14:45 -0600

Greg Burch wrote:

>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
> society.
>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.

Yes, I would especially like to discuss the articles by Tom Wolfe and
George Gilder. He and Wolfe attack materialism in general, and Richard
Dawkins in particular. Gilder argues that real technological progress
requires belief in absolute truth and objective morality (which he also
links to belief in God).

There is also Bill Frezza's essay about the possibility of creating a
tax-free economy in cyberspace.

Ira Brodsky
Datacomm Research Company
Wilmette, Illinois