Get ready for optical switching in the telecommunications network backbone, then an all-optical Internet, and finally optical integrated circuits. The amount of data we can get almost anywhere will skyrocket.
Forget those single-purpose e-book readers. The future of electronic publishing lies in files you can download to, view on and print out from the computer you already own.
Wanted: a new breed of dot coms to provide the "total translation" that will transform the Internet into a truly international medium.
In the 1990s U.S. companies cut costs, jettisoned marginal efforts, bolstered internal cooperation and formed strategic alliances. Hold on to your hats - universities are set to do the same.
Biomedicine: Scarcity of stem cells blocks biomedical progress
Legislation: Federal law aims to protect personal information.
Telecommunications: Local optical networks skip the fibers.