Tuesday, May 1, 2007

OMNI 500 (1982)

The 1982 book The Omni Future Almanac contains a list of the top companies for the year 2000.

Telecommunications services, energy, and genetic/biological engineering will probably be the significant growth areas over the coming years, and the "Fortune 500" of today will look quite different from the "OMNI 500" of tomorrow. Here is a look at what ten leading companies might look like at the turn of the century.

Warner-Amex Compunications Services
Citicorp
AT&T
Exxon
IBM
Mobil
General Motors
Cetus and Genentech
Time Inc.
Johnson & Johnson

Stay tuned as we examine the "how" and "why" of this paleo-futuristic list.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

That isn't really a bad list, considering that twenty years later they're all still in business.

Mark said...

Interesting sidenote: I believe Omni magazine was published, by of all companies, Penthouse Magazine.

I used to love that mag! (Omni! I was a bit too young for Penthouse!)

jruschme said...

It seems like the biggest thing they didn't count on was the mergers between several of the companies.