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Science in 2006

A former IBM chief scientist looks ahead from 1986 into the twenty-first century

Lewis Branscomb

In a fictional retrospective of 20 years of scientific and technological progress and related societal change, written on the occasion of Sigma Xi's centennial in 1986, Lewis Branscomb concluded: "In 2006 God still loved the noise as much as the signal. Man was still aware that with every step forward in science two delicious new questions-crying out for study-were born."


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