Though I suppose the conspiritorially-minded wishing to draw lines between the futures world and the more hawkish elements of the administration would point to the fact that Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, longtime columnist for Wired, and author of Being Digital, is the brother of John Negroponte, the US Ambassador to the United Nations (as reported in a recent Wired Magazine article).

Also, if memory serves, H. G. Wells was supposed to sail on the Titanic, but mysteriously chose not to. And Hermann Kahn was in Dallas the day JFK was shot. Coincidence? I doubt it….