This is an Odyssey into the future with the backdrop of the past made by the author through 21 of our neigboring countries to the south. Traveling with a back pack, camera equipment and a knowledge in the languages, Dr. Hinkley traveled down six rivers through the Rainforest, visited the ruins of ancient civilizations and conversed with hundreds of students, entrepreneurs, indigenous, bankers and business persons for a view of the United States few Americans are privileged to experience. The Rainforests holds the key to the future of our oxygen, medicinal remedies and are the key to many of our spiritual values. The seeds of the terrorists will be resolved by our interactions with other countries rather than military solutions. If we can see how our actions affect other governments and their people we no longer need to look at the Terrorists and ask "Why do they hate us?," Odessey into the Future is as informative as it is entertaining.