Omni December 1992

 

 

ALL NEW: WORLD'S HARDEST I.Q. TEST

EXCLUSIVE:
A WORLD WITHOUT HUMANS:
BIO-UTOPIA OR RUINED WASTELAND?

SHOCKING REPORT:
KILLER COMETS
(WAS CHICKEN LITTLE RIGHT?)

COMPUTER FUTURE:
ROBERT KAHN TELLS ALL

BRILLIANT SCIENCE FICTION
BY POUL ANDERSEON
THIS IS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS

HOT SCIENCE: TOURING THE VOLCANO

GIFT GUIDES FOR INTERACTIVE HOLIDAYS

 
OMNI1992DecLG

Vol.15 No. 3

Cover Art: A satellite orbits silently above a dark planet in Tsuneo Sandra's cover illustation. Perhaps the mysterious planet is an Earth suddenly devoid of human life, with only nature to goven it, as envisioned in "Bioutopia: The Earth Reclaims Itself.".


Editor in Chief & Design Director: Bob Guccione

President & C.O.O.: Kathy Keeton
Editor: Keith Ferrell
Executive VP/ Graphics Director: Frank Devino
Managing Editor: Caroline Dark
Senior Art Director: Dwayne Flinchum

 
Contents / Articles

First Word (pg 6)
Stop the violence: ways to create a more
harmonious and cooperative society
by Dennis D. Embry

Communications (pg 10)
Readers' writes

Forum (pg 12)
In praise of an editor
by Keith Ferrell

Funds (pg 14)
Read their lips: Since 1992 was an election year,
Congress delayed raising taxes. That means good news
for your tax returns - if you follow these tips.
by Linda Marsa

Earth (pg 18)
Chief Seattle no doubt gave an eloquent speech about the
environment in 1854, but he didn't say the famouse words
attributed to him.
by Linda Marsa

Style (pg 20)
You may soon be wearing a computer
on your sleeve or wherever else it fits.
by A.J.S. Rayl

Transportation (pg 24)
Fire down below:
Planning for disaster in the Channel Tunnel
by Fred Guterl

Medicine (pg 26)
Teaching the human body to grow replacement bone
by Paul McCarthy

Electronic Universe (pg 28)
Put these games and other fun electronic
distractions on your holiday wish list.
by Gregg Keizer

Continuum (pg 31)
In 1492, Spanish Jews sailed the ocean blue - to Turkey;
Why you shouldn't nuke a cake; and more.

Bioutopia: The Earth Reclaims Itself (pg 39)
We humans have spent thousands of years bending this planet to our
will cutting, burning building. What would happen to it if one day
we just vansihed?
by Kathleen Stein

Pictorial: Earth Works (pg 50)
Experts pore over satellite photos to study the weather,
the environment, and military movements. But anyone can
enjoy the striking views they offer of the earth.
by Erin Murphy

Killer Comets (pg 56)
Giant rocks from outer space: They did in the dinosaurs.
Are humans next?
by Steve Nadis

Fiction: In Memoriam (pg 62)
On a polluted, inhospitable future Earth, the last man
dies. And the story begins.
by Poul Anderson

Touring the Volcano (pg 72)
Watch the volcano Kilauea redesign
the island of Hawaii before your eyes
by Rita Ariyoshi

Interview (pg 83)
Electrical engineer Robert E. Kahn is building
the world's biggest data highway.
by Linda Marsa

Anti-Matter (pg 99)
Speaking to aliens; where chain letters go to die; and more

Kid Stuff (pg 106)
Smart games for the computer
by Gregg Keizer

Games (pg 118)
See how you score on the world's hardest IQ test.
by Scot Morris

Last Word (pg 128)
Quitting technology cold-turkey
by Peter Callahan