The January 2000 edition of Playboy Magazine marks the arrival of the new millennium with an insightful array of articles and thought-provoking narratives.
In 'The Future', renowned figures like William Gibson, John Sculley, Todd Rundgren, and Nicholas Negroponte come together for a roundtable discussion, providing their unique insights into what the future may hold.
Christopher Buckley's 'The Future of Vice' reflects on Tacitus's prediction about the everlasting presence of vice, while William F. Buckley Jr.'s 'The Future of Virtue' delves into the uncertain future of righteousness.
'That Was the Century That Was' by Robert S. Wieder recollects the past century's fads and foibles, presented in rhymed couplets.
Scott Adams envisages 'The Office of the Future', complete with form-filling cubicles and an aerosol sexual stimulant.
In 'Porn-O-Rama!', Al Franken takes readers on a humorous tour of the Institute for Pornographic Studies and introduces its intriguing Virtu-Screw 2000 prototype.
The magazine also features 'Lists of the Century', providing readers with a comprehensive retrospective of the past millennium.
In 'Cities on the Moon', visionary writer Ray Bradbury shares his unique predictions about the future. Other thought-provoking articles include 'Will Women Change?' by John Gray and 'Justice in the 21st Century' by Johnnie Cochran.
Lastly, '1950: When Nothing Was the Same' by David Halberstam offers a nostalgic trip back to a time of conformity and prudity.