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World perspectives

26— List five ways you think conditions in the world have improved in the last ten years.

27— List five ways you think conditions in the world have deteriorated in the last ten years.

28— List five anxieties the public had in the 1960s—the 1970s— the 1980s that have so far proven groundless.

29— List five expectations or hopes the public had in the 1960s— the 1970s—the 1980s that have still not materialized.

30— List five social—economic—political advances we take for granted today that would have been considered revolutionary twenty years ago.

31— List five existing conditions on the international scene today that would have been considered revolutionary or unlikely twenty years ago.

32— List five technologies commonplace today—considered futur­istic ten years ago.

33— List five successful medical procedures today—considered rev­olutionary ten years ago.

34— List five professions commonplace twenty years ago—now largely phased out.

35— List eight words or expressions commonplace until the 1960s —now hardly used. For example: he is a good provider. Brinkmanship.

36— List eight words or expressions commonplace today—hardly known or used ten years ago. For example: surrogate mothering. Glasnost.

37— List ten likely headlines in the year 2000.

38— List ten likely headlines in the year 2010.

39— List ten likely headlines in the year 2020.

40— List five professions commonplace today to be largely phased out in twenty years.

41— List five new professions in 2005 hardly known today.

42— List five telecommunication systems considered futuristic today—commonplace in 2005.

43— List five transportation systems considered futuristic today— commonplace in 2005.

44— List five new lifestyles hardly known today—commonplace in 2005.

45— List five major developments in global and extraglobal affairs by 2005.

(List five ways all the above advances—items 41 to 45—may affect the quality of your personal life.)

46— List five events of the 1980s that will be remembered twenty years from now.

47— List five events of the second half of the twentieth century that will be remembered fifty years from now.

48— List eight people of the twentieth century who may be remem­bered fifty years from now.

49— List five events (including discoveries—setbacks—etc.) of the twentieth century that will be remembered one hundred years from now.

50— Name the single most important event of the twentieth century.

 

 


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