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Atlantic Richfield invites you on a journey into the future. America will change a great deal by the year 2076. Tell us what you think those changes should be. We have always been a nation more interested in the promise of the future than in the events of the past. Somehow, the events of the past few years have made us doubt ourselves and our future. Here at Atlantic Richfield, however, we see the future as an exciting time. The best of times. And we know that all of us can achieve a splendid future by planning for it now. We'd like your help. We need your vision. We want you to tell us about the changes you would like to see take place in America-and in our American way of life. For example: What ideas do you have for making life more fun than it is now? What changes would you like to see in govern ment? (City? State? Federal?) What do you envision as the best way to solve our energy problems? What about the future of business? (More regulation by government? Less?) What measures would you take to protect the environment? Or, if those topics don't appeal to you, pick one that does. How should our physical world be altered? Do you recommend that we live underground? In plastic bubbles? Will family life change? Will we choose a spouse by computer? Will divorce become illegal? What should our schools be like? Should machines replace teachers? What will make us laugh? What will be funny that isn't funny now? What new major sports would you like to see? Three-dimensional chess? Electronic billiards? Whatever your idea may be, we want to know about it. Write it. Draw it. Sing it. But send it. In about six months we plan to gather your responses, analyze them, and make a full report on what we've found out. We believe the report will provide a fascinating and valuable view of America's hopes, dreams, fears, and visions. We'll make sure it reaches the people who are in positions to consider and act on it. Along the way we will make television commer cials and newspaper and magazine ads out of many of the ideas so you can see what other people are thinking. Please note that all ideas submitted shall become public property without compensation and free of any restriction on use and disclosure. Send your idea to: Tricentennial Atlantic Richfield Company P.O. Box 2076 Los Angeles, CA 90053 Petroleum Productsof AtlanticRichfieldCompany Celebrate America's Tricentennial 100 years early.