Omni June 1991

 

 

THE FUTURE OF MONEY:
ONE WORLD
ONE ECONOMY

THE GREENING OF CORPORATIONS

JEFFREY SACHS ON THE
FUTURE OF CAPITALISM

SCI-FI ART: THE EARLY DAYS

A NEW BOOST FOR SPACE

HOTTEST SCI-FI FLICKS FOR SUMMER

 
OMNI1991JunLG

Vol.13 No. 9

Cover Art: Tsuneo Sandra's startling futurescape offers much to contemplate. Do we stare through a broken glass at a world gone buggy for machines? OR have the machines themselves broken through the glass to enter, and perhaps conquer, our world? Or just to conquer, the Chrysler Building? At least the insect has good taste in architecture.

 
Contents / Articles

First Word
Scientists won't be the only ones to benefit from a new superfast
computer. You'll use it, promises Intel Corporation executive,
to improve business and explore Mars
by Justin Rattner

Omnibus
The Who's Who of contributing authors

The Home Office of 2020
Work will be a breeze by the time two decades of the next century
has passed. Our special section speculates about the ultimate home
office and future reading habits. And Nobel laureate Arno Penzias
follows Rachel, a college student, as she works with a robot and
writes her thesis at the bus stop

Communications
Readers' Writes

Earth
A nineteenth-century law that makes federal land a bargain buy
for mining companies is no bargain for the local environment
by Beth Howard

Space
Blastoff: A new family of U.S. launch vehicles is on the way.
by Jerry Grey

Digs
You can't always believe what you read, especially when it's
1,100 years old and commissioned by boastful Mayan kings.
by Gregory T. Pope

Mind
The neural processes that allow animals to distinguish
smells provide clues about memory formation
by Jeff Goldberg

Arts
Aliens, robots, and monsters, oh my:
The summer's science-fiction movies promise both whimsy and terror.
by A.J.S. Rayl

Artificial Intelligence
The ailing Soviet nuclear power industry is getting much-needed help
from the most powerful computer ever sold to the Eastern bloc.
by Fred Guterl

Continuum
The inside out flower; the light bulb that glows in the dark;
the ultimate in natural-fiber clothing; and more

The Business of Being Green
Saving the earth is not only pollitically correct, its profitable,too.
Environmentally sound production makes good business sense, forcing
"dirty" firms to clean up their act to stay competitive
by Melaine Menagh

One World, One Currency
A single market, many currencies; If not even a unified Europe can
commit to one monetary system, what hope is there for a global currency?
by Ellen Hoffman

A Pocket Full of Miracles
Banks, credit card issuers, and other institutions are going to put
your money in computer chips - literally. Smart cards carry chips
containing your charge and bank accounts.
by Lamont Wood

Pictorial: A Brush With Genius
The premier science-fiction illustrator of his day, Frank R. Paul
created the very look of science-fiction art. Life the best of the
fiction that it brought to visual life, his work is timeless
by Forrest J. Ackerman

Fiction: Johnny Come Home
In turn-of-the-Century Russia, a refuge for Americans fleeing
their repressiver country, a psychic looks for her brother, who
has escaped to a more enticing world.
by Pat Cadigan

Interview
Like the town marshals in classic westerns, economists-for-hire
Jeffery Sachs faces down the bad guy -- inflation -- and wins.
by Anthony Liversidge

Antimatter
Amnesiac aliensl Norse gods in Mexico; pygmy
elephants in Africa; and voices in your head

Video Games
Keep self destructive lemmings alive and give kids
the nonviolent Mixed-Up Mother Goose game
by Bob Lindstrom

Games
Computers have almost mastered chess, buy they're novices
at the ancient complex game called Go.
by Scot Morris

Last Word
Beware of the big bucks!
Money is harmful to your health.
by Jerry Benson