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With our global future swirling in a maelstrom of uncertainty, the need for an international cooperative of thought is rapidly rising. the-future.com is the premier portal of breaking and developing news on the blistering edge of advancements in all arenas of human achievement, with the participation of leading educators, thinkers, prognosticators, researchers, innovators and inventors who will join us in our “future” goals.

Our mission is to foster an international consortium that will benefit from crossing cultural boundaries to share in the fruits of human invention, regardless of political ideology. It is our continuing hope that human evolution will not be stalled by the winds of backward-reaching motivations and will soldier on, always, with an eye toward better tomorrows.

Our content will be built upon a foundation of departments that focus on the shape of things to com.e …

FUTURE/Nation — A roundup of advances in all areas of creative human progress, supplied by leading university professors, researchers and international experts.

Nation/EARTH — An international journal of Earth’s development, and destruction, and how different cultures are planning for its salvation, with an overview of world issues and events that have devastating impact on our lives: global economics; imbalance of world technological development; deforestation; etc.

ACADEMIUS — A study of the ways the world studies, and how improvements in education will help shape our global future.

BRAIN/LYNX — A forum for the exchange of ideas from world citizens with different areas of interest and knowledge, in which their unique perspectives can meld to solve problems or create new areas of study.

MAN/&/MACHINE — An ergonomic look at the evolving relationships between man and his technology, through international eyes.

IN/COURAGE — Spotlights on uncommon people who have risen to challenges, broken the rules or made their own, and in the process, have helped to change the world.

BACK\FLASH — Historical perspectives on the global shape of things to com.e, reported from around the world.

CAUSE/&/EFFECT — Profiles of worthy causes and how readers can become involved.

THE/BODY/POLITIC — How can we learn from our national political past? Our editors interview government analysts to explain.

STATE/of the/UNIONs — Critical analysis of international political evolution.

CULTURE|shock — A comparative analysis of the ways different cultures deal with the world’s problems and/or an examination of cultural anthropology.

BRIDGE — An attempt to close the gaps in various arenas of human conflict.

ARCHI/tech — A study of international architecture’s continuing contribution to the ways in which we live and evolve.

ESOTERICA — In-depth studies of things beyond the realm of casual understanding, and how different cultures address them.

SOUL/search — Examinations of our evolving spiritual selves, seen through an international perspective.

MISSING/LINx — A cohesive study of the nexus of human evolution. How does each area of social progress affect the other? How does economics alter advances in medicine? How does the environment shape our technological future? etc.

IMMEDIA — A look at the effects of the information age on our cultural evolution; how do the media impact our global future?

POLYHYMNIA — From the time when man first turned his mind outward, music has been the harmonious voice of the soul. In deference to the most mellifluous of The Muses, Polyhymnia will celebrate the evolution of our musical selves — What psychological and spiritual roles does music play in our lives? Why is it important? And, how do different cultures use and relate to the rhythms of the world?

PLAYGROUND — How do the children of different cultures play? Playground will address the rudiments and evolution of fun; how does cultural philosophy shape the lighter side of life? What can children learn from the sports and games their international brothers and sisters play?

ECHONOMICS — Traces the reverberations of economic trends through the levels of American and world societies.

Future/HEALTH — Written and reported by health experts, this column focuses on tomorrow’s health prognosis.

IN/QUEST — In-depth, investigative journalism probing the stories that will shape tomorrow.

WORDS OF HONOUR – the-future.com’s editorial board selects tomorrow’s most promising fiction writers and poets, whose work is presented in print, in spoken word, or dramatic form, with music and SFX.

ON STAGE — Dramatized one-act plays from tomorrow’s playwrights.

ARTISTES – Artwork from the world’s newest and most exciting artists.

PAST/times — A line-up of changing trends in the athletic and leisure arenas.

future/shout — A readers’ letter forum in which interactive exchanges of thoughts, ideas and suggestions for our collective future are discussed.

We look forward to banding together as we keep a watchful eye on…

the shape of things to com.e ….

Arthur G. Insana
Co-founder/Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Timothy Rohde
Co-Founder/Publisher & COO

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How beauteous mankind is!
O brave new world
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