Brave New World


The Future City Competition is a cool contest. Kids get to design a futuristic paradise. But man, who judged the thing, John Ashcroft and Tom Ridge?

This year's winner: "Candeo Glacia is powered by hydrogen. Its residents submit to regular iris scans for security purposes. And the leaves on its bioengineered trees turn purple at any sign of radiation."

I'd like to volunteer my services for next year's panel.