March 1, 1999

Essays on the 2000 MILLENNIUM

WHEN MACHINES THINK

Business

THE RETAIL REVOLUTION

The Mother Lord 4647
COVER

The Mother Lord

Superwoman is burned out. Should mom stay home?
WHEN MACHINES THINK 5455
Essays on the 2000 MILLENNIUM

WHEN MACHINES THINK

Athreshold event will take place early in the 21st century: the emergence of machines more intelligent than their creators. By 2019, a $1,000 computer will match the processing power of the human brain—about 20-million-billion calculations per second.
THE RETAIL REVOLUTION 3435
Business

THE RETAIL REVOLUTION

Shoppers are shaking up the market, and Wal-Mart is winning
STREETS OF FURY 2425
World

STREETS OF FURY

Kurds erupt as agents nab a key rebel
Hitting its stride 3839
BUSINESS

Hitting its stride

Fidelity surges amid an industry-wide slump
A high-stakes gamble 1819
CANADA

A high-stakes gamble

Gordon Wilson abandons his party for the B.C. cabinet
The Mail 45

The Mail

Your cover story “Future shock” paints a dismal picture of Canada in the 21st century (Feb. 15). A stagnant economy, scarce private capital and dwindling trade mean what? According to the author, it means “most Canadians can only look enviously at the sophisticated appliances that consumers in other industrialized nations can easily afford.”
TURNING PATIENTS AWAY 1617
CANADA

TURNING PATIENTS AWAY

Can new cash from Ottawa end the hospital crisis?
IN GOOD HEALTH 1415
Canada

IN GOOD HEALTH

Flush with cash, Paul Martin doles out money and some tax cuts
The battle for 2000 2627
World

The battle for 2000

The race is on— and Hillary eyes the Senate
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