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EXPERTS THINK WE'LL LIVE IN 2000
By NEWS SPECIALISTS OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
seem to be alive. The roem wil automatically be ed with the
aroma ef the fower garden being shown on the screen.
Radio broadeating will have disappeared, ter ne ene wil tune in
program thar cannet be seen Radio wil long sinoe have reverted
oa striety commanications medium, using devices sow unheard of
and unthought ef
ireles trantmieslon of electrie power, Jong a dream of e engl
peer, will havve come into bein There will be no more power li
to break in storn A simple small antenna en the rof wrl plek p
THE last half of the 20th Century dawns with fantastie
promises shining through dark elouds.
Amid war and rumors ef war, new terrors grip the world.
but hopes and dreams ef the future prevail
The year 2000 looma nearer in the accelerating pace of
modern life thban 1950 ever eould have seemed at the begin-
ning of this century.
Yt the past fortels the future and present trenda point the
way, many millions of persont alive today will live to see
peace, proiperity, health, longer life, more leisure and greater
luxuries than ever were known.
A woman may be President!
These are some of the rewards envisaged for the vear 2000|
by Associated Press experts looking ahead.
Here is how they gte up prospécts:
The telephore will be tranaformed brem wire to radio and will be
equipped wih the viauality of television. Who's en the ether end of
own walking telepbenea apparate housed in a wallet-sined kit
Surgery wil be facilitated by a comblsatien of the X-ray and
televialen Eleetronie appendectomies will be performed with an
X-ray-TV camera, peodection sereen and electrie nives"-e latter
aetually being electrodes funetioning without puneturing the skin.
WORLD AFFAIRS: Price of Peace
MOVIES: Fourth Dimension Views
STUDENTS et bistery in the year 2000 wi probably Jook back en
the 20th century as the era of blood and meney.
Blood because the eanh will still be reeking frem the third world
Moser, representing the materlal reseurees of the western world,
because it wii have outwelghed the untullled promises ed Russian
Imperiallacie Cammunis in enibying the world, or at least will be
SOME mose theaters af AD. 2000 may be dome-shaped with celling
and walls arching together ice the sky. These surtaces would be
the "reen" Mast action would still be in front ef you, as bow. But
rome could be everhead some at the sides, and some even on the wal
bebind. A litle giri eps lea street in the action betare you-and
you turn around and look behind you to see if an uto la coming
Three-dimensional photography i likely-e kind of pietures-
with-depth that parior stereonoepes used to eder. Almost al movies
will be in color. People wil still laugh and ery at the same thing.
Sex and westerns eil s be with us
Telernion's intuence will be temeo. Industry leaders like
Cecil 8. DeMie and Dere Schary ceutlously peediet aarriage" of
Elms and TV, Seme think televisisn will k oaly naller theaters
Bat af there's a gyten whereby viewers can be charped fer parler
vidro pietures, others say, therei be no theaters let
More importatly, but bearing oa both, will be the recognition
that a Dew world unitying power-the Uaited Sutes-wili bave
taken its plate is the center of international afalrs: forgleg a new
"emplse," differeet trem Britain's, difecent frem Rome's, ndeed not
an empire at all is the old ese, but neverthe new eore, a ne
This central pesltlon of the United States will gruw out of its
aireads-demenatrated willingess to base ite relations with ether
nationa on a community et iaterest; out of its capabilities for lending
ald te the underdeveloped out ef is refusal sa divide the world
after World War II, into spheres of induesce for the benedt of the
The Third World War-baring sucha mirecle as has never yet
eecurred in relations between coustries se greatly at edds-will pow
eut of Rusia's exaetty opposte attempts so unity the world by farce
By the year 2000 seme set af weeld tederatioa idea should hare
taken real form with the United States. because of its commereial
interest in the development of other landa, becawe of the bloed it
wil bave shed ia their behalt holding a let of vote.
AGRICULTURE: A Golden Age
AGOLDEN age of agrieulture-providing greater econemle seratty
for farmers and better eating for eonsumes-may becotea
major aorompliahment of the last hall ef the 2kh century.
remarkable progress made in apriculture during the first half of the
century. At the start of the cesery it reguired the efforts of twe
anhs of the nation's population to pply the demand for farm pred-
uets. Todayat the centery's halt-wiy mark-it takes only ane-nh
of the populatien
Whit has made it possible bas been largely the wark of seience-
new and better farm machinery and blelogy.
Foreseeing a national population of 200,000.000 by the end of the
cenbury, these eaders prediet les than one-tenth of the peogle wl
be needed to supply marketu fe tarm producta.
Through the extended use of better plants and animals, tmpeeved
tertiliaers, new gowth regulators and mete effeient machinety,
abould be poible, Jeadets y. fer fermers te produce tutue aop
seeds on mueh leas tand than today.
. A major byproduct ofthe expected seed fer fewer farmers a
Ser possible new siestide develegmenta, leaders say, should be
peaier ability to stabilise agricultural production and supplies at
Jevels whieh weuld provide and maintain greater security fer those
SCIENCE: A Man-Made Planet
THE Sest ma-made t will be crelleg around e earth by the
I year 2000.
Thls star's gat will be ike that ef the moon, tetected sunshine,
wil be visib befere sunrise and after sunset it will eirele 400 to
B00 miles way teom earth, or postibly farther.
This little planet is kely bo be te frst of the space ships, because
there are a lot of peactical reaons ter buding , regardles od the
tuture ef iaterplanetary travel. It will be the aose of a step-cocket.
ene which fires ia seetions each part dropplag off o all back o earth.
until the fisal piece attains the speed et seven miles a second. At that
veloeity the end piece will not fal bek, but will beceme a satellite
el erth. p
Practicul s are nueres One is a radar beacon Apother to
retect radio signals, fer seieaite study. Three of these small ships.
high enough and evenly speced areund the earth might betome
relays to serve the entire woeld with televtsion
The first ship is ualikety te be imanned. Dut it may get pewer
1apura from the n heat e drive electrenie equipment tindeftnitely.
on the Jand
POLITICS: Freedom Will Survive
be nelghaors of everyene else on earth, to whem we wih to be
The atomie age should be getting under way. Atomie power wil
broome usetut in these areas where coad nd ell are expensive and
where wateE pewer la not available
LJOW will this land of eurs be governed in 0 yeact
Much as today, perhapswith we parties contending agalnst
each sther and wiihin themaelves, with the people free to choone
belween them, with the wianer presured from all sides yet earbed
d euided beA pOttan tle changed sinee George Wahington's
drat problem will le survivd ot "und one-the initia day
And yes it is easy to sesce ourselves with other posbanies
Some see us éridhing toward the all-powertul state, hulled by the
veet sound ef "seurity." Seme seea need to curb eur freedom Jest
it be used te ahield those whe plot againat . And some fear our
treedon will be hand to save if a general wAr theuld come
, A military đietatership te restore the natioa's bedy, It not ita soul
from the ravages of atomie attack? Some port of Fareism? Or, in the
ECONOMICS: New Living Standards THIS symposium is writen by the folloving specialista tck
I of The Assoeiated Press: J. M. Roberts, Jr, foreign
THE natian's industrial and agrleultural plant wil be able te sup- affairs: Howard W. Blakeslee, slence: Sam Dawson
I port 300 millien persana 0 years from nowtvice the psent econemies: Derothy Ree, women: Alexander George. AVIATION: Foolproof Flving
pupulation. Lasd ew ungroduetive will be made to yield. Selence population; James J. Strebig, aviafion: David G. Bareuther
will stendily inrease erep produetion per acre. Technslogiral, indu-
trial and eeonomie advances will give the American people living movies: Ovid A. Martin, agriculture: Ed Creagh, politica
standards eigt times as high as cew.
Dr. Hareld G Moulton, president ef the Brookings Institutien, In
his book, "Contesiling Factors in Economie Development," predicta
that in the ext century thbe nation's expenditure tor food wi be
eight times what it s new.
construction: C.E Butterfield, teievision: Gene Handsaker.CIVL aviatien in AD. 2000 will be aceepted by the publie as readily
as mid-century's automobile and train.
Fight will have the precision ef coetrel found in ground vehieles name of Svcialiam, some mild or streng contrel of what we de; diree
and shold be mere independeni of surtsce weaiher contitin Pilet- lives here, big red Thou-Shail-Nor theret
ing will be as simple as drivinga shities car aind ringed with safe
ards to reduce human erer. Safety will be areater in commercial.
air tranaportation than in any ef today's trwvel methods
Atomle engines for large eivil airerali will do away with the prob ve oome threugh-tree.
Seme fear the werst. And yet
We've feared the weest, while boping for the best, ever since we
bave bees a nation, We've come through wars and depeeasiora. And
The otal espended cach year tor housing wit be times the MEDICINE: A Longer Life Span
20 times more, and fer reereation and travel 33 times more.
*Tehnical ivanoen will be well datributed threughout thie ecen-VI et women to an expectation of nearly 80 and of men te over 15 t
emy. For esample, a housewite may use an electrenie stove and
prepare reast bDeef in lea time than it takes to set the table ered. Cancer is a lerm of growth. It is part of metabolian. Cence r
Other eeenemuta ree with Dr. Moalton The Twentleth Century growth, nathing is now knawn. Metaboliam ia net sech complete detue tra Air mail and high priorily carge ate likely to move
Tund, Jooking end only 10 years, feresees an Amerlcan population mystery. but is cemplex. Mest of the choeale diseases, except infee-woth faster, iveling in pilstiens misiles controlled frem pround
of 153 millien (a coraervative estimate) whe, eonsumers, will be tiens eaused by gerins and vtruset, are based on metabolian puneations
spending a0 iltion dollars a year. Hy 10, they prediet, the natilon wrong
all be putting S bition dollars annually Into additienal capital Greath, metaboliam and eaneer studies will make the drst break wii end mid-century's strupele with ciant sirportt, Combinationa trend in the ancend halt et the century,
poods, for further expansion of the industrial plant
tar apparel 26 mes mere: for bealth and edacation
et women e an expectation of nearly 0 and of mes te ever 15 comsiaed with electrenie eges in the planes, mperise eahin preemay need to preve-to bold the eoue we thooan.
urisation. new strustual desigas and miterial and eomplete aircraft
The record will be better ir the cause and eure uf eancer is diiscovanti-icing will eliminate weather facters la sehedule.
Cruising speeds of 1,000 miles an heor or bigber are probable for
TIERE every reason te believe that the steady growth of ergan
laed aber in the fest half of 1950 will continue along the same
New principles of lin and developmet ot denign already begun
inte clearing another mystery. the causes ef aging After that is et rotating and fred wings nd conveational aireraft with bigh lit
Jonown it will be possible to control sging e that elderly penona ill helinepters can eliminate long runwys
be healthy to nearty the end of their ver
Hepe is very geed for restrieting eancer's atark befere mee will provide doer-to-deer air freight servion.
Laber developed to where it is teday trsm praetically nothing at
Detachable fuelages, interchangmble between types ef airerafi, The various elements and eliques aking up the American ecobomy
-labor is jast ene of them-are learning more and more that the
sational security and well-being requires them s emala strong
WOMEN: For President!
rk, sut t or aing . or it Row appears that canoera sot om aa uta e-piates have been pertected. Iational eeurity and well-being reaulres them s emain ter
The poeveation ef baldnes depende on atuies of growth, aging nd will be preparing for inberplanelary expiorationa, ung melhoda So as laber coms closer to reaching materity it a likely to win
greater acceptance trom otber elements et American lite. Ts in
seld would tend le eliminate, some of the great labor-management
THE womana at the vtar 000 wi he an outsige DianL, Anthre-
1 pologists and beauty experts predict, She will be more than silx
teet tall weara sie 11 aboe, bave thouldeis te a sracer a
muscles ikea truck driver
Chances are ahe will be doinga mas's job, and for this reaaon wl
Civilian scientists will have bepun their atudy of the euter space and work ngether.
and death more an en any other now known tacne.
Public health will inprove, especially the knoviedge of hew air
ay ungentood in Ma-eenry.
atruggles sad ereate a smoether-working American team.
From every indication laber is in polities to stay. peobably playing
ia the way. She probably wil wear the mest funetional, clethen in ing as water and food were during the fast half of this century
CONSTRUCTION: Push-Button Home
expanding role a the years progres By the end of the cestur
in the way. She probably wil wear the mest funetienal elethes in fare 2000, the ale probably wilt be made as safe tros disease apread
Slack probably will be her unual workaday eostune. These will Surgery, which har bees the futest-meving side af medical
be of synthesie er, treated to keep her warm la winter and eoel ee, will y 1000, be able to repair bodies damaged by diseas. byCURRENT trends are already skethlng bluepelsts ef what will be countrieR
in summer, admit the benadcial ultra-violet rays and keep out heidents er by heredity o that the "lame and te hall will nearly
burning ones. They will be light welght and equpped with pocketa diappear. Polie probably will be stopped wel befare 2000.
for food eapsules, which she will eat inatead ot mest and potatoes.
Her prepertions will be perfect, though Amaaonian, becuse
scienoe wi ave perfected a Salanced ration ef itamina, protelas AlR WAR: New Terrors Ahead
labor may have ile owa party, asa the cane in several European
'aa good bet, toa, that by the end of the century many gevers
alled modera in homes, apartmens and offce buildings at thel men pian Diw svaided as farms of selallam will be accepted se
end of this century. Signs polat to vertieal eities and tying suburbs
iule airport eommunities 100 miles nd more trom srsctAper clua mannplace. Who in 1s00 thought that by mid-centary there would
elus-be govenmentereralated peniona and a wark werk inited to
People w ive in houses o autoatie that pash-buttens witl be bourst A minimn wage, culd laber curt and uaemplayment ec
replaced by fnaertip and even voloe coatrola. Some people today ea e lell your childres not te be urprised it the yesr 1000 dade
puh bedide auston to eloseawindowrother oa co . So
and minerals that will produre the maximum bodily effileney, the
minimum of faL
She will go la for all kinds of sports-peobatty will eompete with SPACE will reglace speed asir wars big problea befare the worla the iinehen. Tomerew such dhores wil be done by the warn
puha bedside bunton to close a windowanother to Start ootee
10-hour werk week dved by law,
of 5 er even
rockets inte the year 2000.
1yourfingertipR, s elevaters are summaned now a seine ed the newest
Sel be in on all he bigevel groupe of Anance, basibes and
Distance between poina should have disapprared a an element fce buildings-or by a mere whiper in the intereom phone
Distance between poinns should hace disappeared as an elementee buildinger by
whiper in the tercom phone
et mitag planing Optimum penda p o the called reape
Rigd sning in smal towns will insur yards. ardens d tees EDUCATION: More College Grads
She may even be president.
rpeed" of 2000 miles an hour, at which a ying ebject would out for ech heuse, where window walls will siip down in stets te merge
et the earth's gravitational pull, will be available. Space for maneuutdees with indoors in favorable weather, City dwellers wi bask
vering will be an impartant factor, and scientiste will be striving for on individual baloenies high above the treteps of parks surreunding ON THE basla of present trenda edueatien wi pand aleng e
better contrel periit use ef top speeds
Leag-range mittary thinkers speak new in terms of some newer tained at censtant comfortable levels the year-round fer haman ett-
POPULATION: Growth Will Slow
tievator apartment heue A bomes bare temperatire main- follewing lines
Radio and talevisos wl be eommee iastrumsnis of tesching
Ce E nat harting predim etation, atmeugberie decimposition or seme per guler ien dvazapes will stage a comebark bene of the demend for pre Juni, camuniny eng be pepeetive
A ew cencept et financial suppert for education wil mate. t
mae s per eent ot tha taboN BReA, Wi fedaral
Edueational reaearch for and en behalf of chldren wl be recog-
be intercontinental serapera almost as fezible as dhanges in partitions in exiuting efioe alted te be as lanportant as research desigmed to improve the qualio
in 1800 te 130.00,000 in 1830, may not double galn in the nat simpler, cheaper, universally available, inexhautible. It may be solar ertan wil cool houses in the same pree
mium space atorded by light and airy tower feces, Bet dew eion studenta igh schools now are
Space platform. sent out from enrth, will end mid-omtury's buildings wil exeed 50 stories or so-the ecenomic height ceated
es moterials m be resdile eretshet
that far ahead
t ay reach 200000.000 befere the end of the centaryron curtala" era by beinging the estre gobe under condtant s
The 5.000-mile range'interoontinestal atmospherie missile will be cated te make the eonstruction ee replacement et homes or sky
and wi keep on increasing well into the 1ist centary.
ile population dbled e last ha
and i0. Betwenin service long befare 00 AD. There ikely w
of bacon, com, sdlence, engineering and technologgy.
One-roo rural schoola will be practically non-tlatent. A twelve
ronsha promam wi take shape in achoelr to ceordinate ia And eut
of school learning Camping and other rereational activities will be
Greater emphasis will be placed upon selesce and mathematies as
Fipled the pre cadnunled ballistie miss, capable of being shot eut ed the atmosphere and buildings
10 and 1850, had mere than
Three shis US population uhat have been tremendous in the descending metee-ike en a targL
pan 0 years are expected to keep going atrong These are
Movement of peeple from farms to town migration frem the have been developed to extreme senaitivity. They will be lnched
Guided miiles to seek tergets in fight er en the greund will
patral airert le so stay alah as ang as shipn TELEVISION: Walkie-Talkie-Seeing
furter stimalated r indutrial prodarsieede altak er the next century will be as elatiuely unstoonahle t he d of he Be oentury that a smal devie wndertanding and ving ia a ny eaial
center ef the country ta barder staies. partieudarly be Pacite coast trom contina
and the Seuth, and the movement of city dwellers to the suburba stay at sea Elecronie eyes wil eliminate errors in detection and
THIRD digesianat eoles tededes i
Deeded for he sew, long-range defenae prngram and by farm
Woeational educstinn e
Teetiveness of sirborne weapons will have beeseme sachlwill peoject pletures en the living ruem wall so realistie they will
be greatlr entended
as today. E
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