Approaching the New Millenium, by T. Modis, Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 61, No 3, 1999.



Science-inspired comments are made on some trends into the next millenium and their reliability. There seems to be little doubt that leisure time will continue to increase. However, the phasing out of nuclear energy and the continued booming of American economy may both be illusionary. There is also confirmation of a previous forecast for a new major thrust into space culminating in the mid 2020s.