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The Year 2040

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"Here today, gone tomorrow," reads the headline. Foreign Policy magazine turns thirty-five this year. To celebrate, its editors invited sixteen big thinkers to each name one big thing they believe will disappear in the next thirty-five years.

The list is arresting. Not a full picture of the future, but a huge reminder of the scale of change swirling around us. Polio, they said, is headed for the tar pits. Monogamy, sovereignty, and the sanctity of life — history, say their predictions. Laissez-faire procreation — endangered. Political parties: watch out.

Tune in to hear 16 big predictions for the next 35 years.

Guests:

Will Dobson, managing editor of Foreign Policy magazine

Peter Singer, professor at Princeton University and author of "Practical Ethics"

Esther Dyson, editor of Release 1.0, a technology industry newsletter

Jacque Attali, president of PlaNet Finance, an international nonprofit organization.

This program aired on October 13, 2005. The audio for this program is not available.

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