Published: December 20th, 2000

If the world had its way, Al Gore would be the next president of the United States.

This at least is what the pollsters at Planet Project found in a four-day Internet poll that was designed to span the world and ask such questions as, “If you had the opportunity to live forever, would you?” and “If you could adjust the DNA of your child either toward independence or obedience, which would you choose?”