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What does <I>Variety</I>'s future hold?

Just as scientist Lord Kelvin predicted to the Royal Society that “radio has no future” in 1897 and radio pioneer Lee DeForest supposed in 1926 that “While theoretically & technically television may be feasible, commercially & financially I consider it an impossibility” and Variety itself predicted that rock ‘n’ roll “will be gone by June” in 1955, we won’t waste ink here pontificating about the future of entertainment.

But if the past century chronicled within these pages is any indication, it might be safe to assume innovation, fearlessness, beauty, passion, adventure and unimagined new ways to investigate, interpret and communicate the human condition may just remain central to showbiz in the next century.

Only one thing is certain: Variety will be here to report every boffo, socko moment of it …

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