Millennium Project Newsletter 1.0

Newsletter 1.0

1.    Future Work/Tech 2050 Global Scenarios
2.    Workshops to address issues in the Work/Tech 2050 Scenarios
3.    NATO workshop on future terrorism and book
4.    Pakistan State of the Future Index
5.    New Nodes in Portugal and Georgia
6.    New website under construction
7.    GFIS scanning items added by new Interns
8.    RIBER and FEN
9.    FRM 3.0 Translated into Persian/Farsi into five volumes
10.  MPPC Meeting in Washington, DC

1. Future Work/Tech 2050 Global ScenariosAfter an extensive review of research on the future of work and technology a Real-Time Delphi (RTD) addressed the current gaps and longer-range questions producing the input for three global scenario drafts. RTDs for each scenario draft collected feedback; the revised scenarios are available at: http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/Work-Tech-2050-Scenarios.pdf as:

  • It’s Complicated: A Mixed Bag
  • Political/Economic Turmoil: Future Despair
  • If Humans Were Free: The Self-Actualization

2. National Workshops on long-range strategies to address issues in the Work/Tech 2050 Scenarios
The Millennium Project Nodes are creating workshops to explore the implications of the Future Work/Tech 2050 Global Scenarios and potential long-range strategies to address these issues for education/learning, government, S&T, culture, and business/labor.

If you would like to help create a workshop please contact the Node chair in your country or region listed at: https://themp.org/nodes/ and copy [email protected] on your email request.

3. NATO workshop on future terrorism and book

About 13 years ago The Millennium Project wrote a scenario that included the idea of SIMAD (single individual massively destructive) http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/scenarios/st-scenarios.html#Scenario_2._The_World_Wakes_Up_ This summer we organized a workshop to explore the future of terrorism that opened with a reception in the Azerbaijan Embassy in Washington, D.C.

Reception of The Millennium Project participants in the NATO workshop on the future of terrorism at the
Azerbaijan Embassy in Washington, D.C. 

At the request of Reyhan Huseynova, Chair of the Azerbaijan Node, The Azerbaijan Embassy in Washington, D.C. hosted the MP-PC to a lovely reception.
You can get the presentations by clicking on the names of the presenters at: http://www.millennium-project.org/millennium/NATO-PredetectionWorkshop.html. We have produced a book on the results to be published in the NATO series later this year. “This publication is one of the best studies of modern terrorism and what to do about it that we have at our disposal.” – Jamie Shea, Deputy Assistant Secretary General, Emerging Security Challenges Division, NATO.

Participants in the Millennium Project Workshop on the future of terrorism

4.    Pakistan State of the Future Index

Puruesh Chaudhary, Node Chair for Pakistan, has assembled a national team to identify and assess variables for the Pakistan-SOFI during an all day workshop (social media hashtag: #PKSOFI).

Puruesh Chaudhary, Chair of the Pakistan Node and President of the Agahi Foundation

5. New Nodes in Portugal and Georgia

Portugal is the 61st and Georgia the 62nd Node of The Millennium Project. The Portugal Node Chair is Pedro Diegues [email protected] advisor in business intelligence, foresight, and strategy. The Node is hosted by Let’s Talk, Ltd. http://www.letstalkgroup.com/en/company. The Georgia Node Chair is Tamar Chachibaia, M.D., Ph.D. [email protected] Associate Professor working in Nano Medicine and related fields, Executive Director, Georgian National Nano Innovation Initiative Center http://www.gnni.com.ge/.  You can see the full list of Nodes with contact for the Chair and/or Co-Chairs at:  https://themp.org/nodes/.

6.    New website under construction

Millennium-Project.org is getting a face lift with help from the Polish Node and Intern Matt Jones in Washington, DC. Hopefully in a month or so you will see the new look.

7.    GFIS (Global Futures Intelligence System) Sanning items added by new Interns.

Jimin Kim (Hankuk University), Matthew Jones (Bennington College), Brooke Helstrom (University Southern Calif.), Kayla Nabhi (University Southern Calif.) and Tele-Interns: Brenda Ongola-Jacob (Mombasa, Kenya), Elaine Cavalheiro (Campo Grande, Brazil), Jude Herijadi Kurniawan (Toronto, Canada), and Jane Nakasamu (Zambia and Cyprus International University). If you have not subscribed yet to GFIS, see: http://millennium-project.org/millennium/GFIS.html or recommend your library to subscribe.

Front page of the Global Futures System https://themp.org/
8.    RIBER and FEN

Red IBERoamericana de Prospectiva (RIBER) (mostly MP Ibero-American Node Chairs) will hold its next meeting March 22-25, 2017 in Monterrey, Mexico. For the agenda, see: https://docs.google.com/document/d/19MHZYv9LN8k5aS0nDxkiqUpZeASgjmqgYHEc_j5DKvw/edit  For information contact Jose Cordeiro [email protected] President of RIBER and Venezuela MP Node Chair.

The Foresight European Network (FEN) http://www.feneu.org/ (mostly MP European Node Chairs) will hold its next meeting in conjunction with the June 12-13 Futures of a Complex World conference in Turku, Finland https://futuresconference2017.wordpress.com/. Cornelia Daheim [email protected] MP German Node Chair is the new FEN President taking over from Blaz Golob the founding President and MP South East European MP Node Chair.

9.    FRM 3.0 Translated into five volume Persian/Farsi collection

Believe it or not, the 1,300+ pages of Futures Research Methodology 3.0 with all its 39 chapters have been translated into Persian/Farsi by Abouzar Seifi Kalestan, Futures Studies Office Manager at BMS University, Tehran, Iran. It is also translated into Spanish by several of the MP Latin American Nodes, awaiting final proof reading.

10.  The MPPC 2016 Meeting in Washington, D.C.

And last but not least, The Millennium Project’s Planning Committee held its 2016 meeting at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

 Participants in the 2016 Millennium Project Planning Committee Meeting at the Woodrow Wilson Center
With the assistance of the former Chair of the Chile Node Héctor Casanueva, now Chilean Ambassador to several United Nations organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, the Chilean Ambassador to Washington, D.C. hosted a reception for The Millennium Project Planning Committee Members.


Reception for The Millennium Project’s Planning Committee at the Embassy of Chile, Washington, D.C.
Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés discusses the future with Jerome Glenn

Feedback welcome at [email protected]
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The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank connecting 62 Nodes around the world that identify long-range challenges and strategies, and initiate and conduct foresight studies, workshops, symposiums, and advanced training. Its mission is to improve thinking about the future and make it available through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today. It produces the State of the Future reports, the Futures Research Methodology series, the Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS), and special studies. Over 4,500 futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities have participated in The Millennium Project’s research, since its inception, in 1992. The Millennium Project was selected among the top ten think tanks in the world for new ideas and paradigms by the 2013 and 2014 University of Pennsylvania’s GoTo Think Tank Index, and 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its contributions to collective intelligence systems.

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