by Jerome C. Glenn, Elizabeth Florescu, and The Millennium Project Team
“An important example of using scientific methods and collective intelligence to help us understand and act better for the future.”
— Phil Mjwara, Director General, Ministry of Science & Technology, South Africa
— Jim Spohrer, Director, Cognitive Opentech Group, IBM
“A high level, reliable intellectual compass for the conflict ridden, and uncertain world advancing toward the mid-century.”
— Mihály Simai, former Chairman, United Nations University
“The indispensable guide for futurists and aspiring global citizens everywhere.”
— Hazel Henderson, Futurist, author, CEO, Ethical Markets Media
“Without this kind of guidance, many people would lose their way and get lost in their decision making process.”
— Julio Millan, President, Azteca Corporation, Mexico
“The State of the Future has proved useful for better addressing our resilience objectives.”
— Lina Liakou, Thessaloniki Vice Mayor and Chief Resilience Officer
“Great source of inspiration and focus to our organizations.”
— Michael Bodekaer, CEO, Learn-Technologies
2015-16 State of the Future
Jerome C. Glenn, Elizabeth Florescu and The Millennium Project Team
The 2015-16 State of the Future is a compelling overview of humanity's present situation, challenges and opportunities, potentials for the future, and actions and policies that could improve humanity's outlook - in clear, precise, and readable text with unparalleled breadth and depth. "It is time for intolerance of irrelevant speeches and non-actions by leaders. The stakes are too high to tolerate business as usual", warns the Executive Summary of the report.
This is the 18th and best edition of the State of the Future produced by The Millennium Project with its 56 Nodes around the world and two regional networks (Europe and Latin America).
Order your copy: Paperback or Electronic
Executive Summary (pdf)
Media Advisory (pdf)
Watch the new 3.3 minute video on The Millennium Project and the Global Futures Intelligence System
Foresight For Development Roundtable
Monday 23 March 2015
The Capital, 20 West Street, Morningside, Johannesburg, South Africa
To present and review ForesightForDevelopment.org (FFD) partnership project papers
To discuss key issues regarding foresight and Africa’s future based on issues & trends
To conceptualise and plan towards a Special Issue of foresight journal
To engage in strategic planning for SA Node’s regional focus and FFD expansion
FFD RoundTable Participants Biographies
FFD Papers Abstracts
FFD RoundTable Feedback: View video interviews & download the report
Dr Ozcan Saritas, a global energy expert from Manchester University, will give a talk at Wits University on 24th March 2015.
The title of the talk is: “The Geopolitics of Energy Futures: Implications and Lessons for Africa”.
Tuesday 24th March 2015 from 12:30 PM to 14:00 PM at the Wits Business School, Johannesburg.
Dr Ozcan Saritas will address global governance challenges, and key energy stakeholders with a special focus on Russia. He will also draw lessons for Africa and make particular links with South Africa where a “controversial” nuclear deal is on the way with Russia.