Tales of the expected

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Forecasting the future in science is fun but often hopelessly misleading. This publication, commissioned by all the Nature journals, focuses on future developments about which we can be reasonably confident and which will have an impact on the lives of all of us.

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Philip Campbell is the Editor of Nature and Editor in Chief of Nature publications. For a guide to Nature and the monthly journals, and the relationship between them, see http://www.nature.com/author/natureguide.html.

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Campbell, P. Tales of the expected. Nature 402, C7–C9 (1999) doi:10.1038/35011500

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