Omni January 1993

 

 

BOLD RESEARCH:
CREATING CONSCIOUS COMPUTERS

WIN IMMORTALITY!
$100,000 CRYONICS CONTEST

SAVE THE SPACE STATION!

BUZZ ALDRIN TELLS HOW!

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VISIONARY SCIENCE FICTION BY BRUCE STERLING

INSIDE FUTURISM WITH FREDERIK POHL

 
OMNI1993JanLG

Vol.15 No. 4

An exotic spacecraft flies over a rugged landscape in Tsuneo Sanda's cover illustration. Is this a scene from the earth's future? The architects of tomorrow - those who predict and shape the future - might be able to tell.


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 4)
by Philip C. Cruver

Communications (pg 6)
Readers' writes

Political Science (pg 8)
by Tom Dworetzky

Forum (pg 9)
by Keith Ferrell

Wheels (pg 11)
by Paul Shepherd

Electronic Universe (pg 12)
by Gregg Keizer

Books (pg 14)
by Robert K.J. Killheffer

The Great Treasure Hunt Preview (pg 16)

Space (pg 18)
Buzz Aldrin and Freedom
by Brenda Forman

Sounds (pg 20)
by Robert Angus

Mind (pg 22)
by Judith Hooper

Earth (pg 24)
by Jessica Cohen

Continuum (pg 25)

The Walking Way (pg 35)
We walk; therefore, we are. Walking upright separates us from
other animals and, some scientists say, lies at the crux
of human evolution.
by Marcelo Games

The OMNI/Alcor Immorality Contest (pg 40)
by Charles Platt

Contest Entry Form (pg 43)
See the Future! Cheat death!
Impress - or at least outlive - your friends!
Enter our contest and take a shot at winning a free
cryonics reservation.

Architects of Tomorrow (pg 50)
by Frederik Pohl

Fiction: Sacred Cow (pg 56)
by Bruce Sterling

The Electronic Cafe (pg 66)
by Margaret Wertheim

Interview (pg 75)
by Anthony Liversidge

Anti-Matter (pg 78)

Games (pg 96)
by Scot Morris