Paul woke up with a start. He felt light headed, but wonderfully alert and excited. The memories of the last weeks flooded into his mind. He remembered the crash, and then his journeys into the past and the future.

He saw his faithful Florrie seated next to his bed, anxiously gazing at him. Paul spoke with a firm voice: "Don't be scared. I am O.K. now." Florrie replied: "This is wonderful. The doctors said you have recovered. This morning they took you off the life support system. You can be out in a few days."

Paul's head and mind were clear, just like when he woke up from his crisis in the concentration camp. He realized that his remembering of the past and experiencing the future was only a dream. But now he felt confident, because he saw a road map of the future. He was ready to go forth and transform his obsession or dream or meme -- or maybe all three -- into reality. Paul knew this will not be an easy task. There will be many obstacles along the way. But Americans are winners, not losers. They will find a way. What was the slogan of the Navy's Seabees during World War II? "The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes us a little longer!"

Paul thought briefly. I have to meet the man destined to lead the nation into a future without war. I'll persuade him to run for the presidency. He spoke decisively: "Florrie, dear. Please dial Senator Carey's office. I want to set up an appointment to see him as soon as possible."


The efforts of a number of futures studies experts and scholars contributed to this volume. The efforts of Frank Feather (G-Forces ), Marvin Cetron (American Renaissance ), Ervin Laszlo (Goals for Mankind ) and Joseph F. Coates are especially appreciated.

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