Omni March 1989

 

 

THE ULTIMATE TRAVEL GUIDE

EXPLORING HAITI'S VOODOO UNDERGROUND

HUNTING FOR MAMMOTHS IN SOUTH DAKOTA

A DAY AT A ROBOT FACTORY

RIDING THE WORLD'S MOST TERRIFYING ROLLER COASTER

BORNEO'S WILD ORANGUTAN WATCH

PLUS: 20 OTHER DREAM VACATIONS

 
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Vol.11 No. 6

Cover Art: Airstream, a Steve Pietzch acrylic, reflects the artist's interest in Eastern religion and surrealism. "I've shown the trailer house floating to give the sense that it is the center of the universe," says Pietzsch, a Texas painter.


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Patrice Adcroft
Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Steve Fox
Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 6)
The Future of Thinking Machines
by Leon Cooper

Omnibus (pg 10)
Data Bank

Communications (pg 14)
Correspondence

Forum (pg 18)
The Automation Generation
by Alex Kozlov

Stars (pg 24)
Supernovas and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
by J. Kelly Beatty

Body (pg 26)
Medical Atom Smashers
by Gregg Levoy

Earth (pg 28)
Desert Farming
by Douglas Starr

Space (pg 30)
Inside the Soviets' Mission Control Facility
by Jame E. Oberg

Artificial Intelligence (pg 32)
Battling Computer War Games
by Steve Ditlea

Continuum (pg 33)
American Myopia and the Future of the Environment, etc.

Five Star Travelogue (pg 42)
The Ultimate Vacation Guide: From Space Trips to Voodoo Journeys
by Jeff Goldberg

Upwardly Mobile (pg 48)
Pictorial: Future Cars
by Dooley Adcroft

Filming The Making of the Film of the Making of Fitzcarraldo (pg 52)
Fiction
by Garry Kilworth

The Master of Math (pg 58)
Science and the Legacy of Srinivasa Ramanujan
by Gurney Williams III

Close Encounters of the Theoretical Kind (pg 65)
Cartoon Pictorial
by Steve Attoe

Interview (pg 72)
Jack Horner: The Man Who Loves Dinosaurs
by James Gorman

Antimatter (pg 81)
Reopening Project Blue Book, etc.

Snow Angels (pg 104)
Fiction
by Michael Swanwick

Star Tech (pg 118)
Future Home Movie Theaters
by Judy Feldman

Games (pg 120)
Ambigrams: The Results of Competition #46
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 124)
Humor: Dragnetting Bees
by Kathy Thornock