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Ames Forester

Abstract

Foresters, when I was in college, were inclined to talk about 1980 as the future, but when I started teaching the magic year had become 2000. I am now startled to discover that the year 2030 is the year of destiny. I suppose long range planners such as Foresters are lucky in that almost no one involved in futurist activity is around to be embarrassed when some cynic realizes that the prediction fell flat. Perhaps my age will protect me as I set out to consider how the summer job of 1997 will differ from the Ag. 104 activities of 1987.

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