First, let me suggest you watch a movie: Mad
Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981), a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion
picture, starring Mel Gibson. It's the film I have referred to as
"having good-looking Australians running around shooting people
for gasoline.'' It's a fairly good film, and lots of fun. It most
certainly provides a very different view of the future than I have
You could also take a look at the World Future Society homepage,
which includes links to The Futurist magazine, and reviews of books
about the future.
Resources for the Future, at http://www.rff.org/
is a policy center with numerous research areas. It would be a good
place to go to see specific topics about the future.
The Millenium Project, which is based at the American Council for
the United Nations University is another site with a wide array
of topics. It can be found at http://www.acunu.org/
on the internet.