Millennium Project "2012 State of the Future"


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    The “2012 State of the Future” has just been published by the Millennium Project –

    It seeks to be comprehensive, but doesn’t identify the problems of financial fraud and faulty economic theory as global problems, and consequently its recommendations fall short.

    It does focus on international organized crime and ethics, but banking, finance and predatory policies are not mentioned. In the past I’ve provided feedback about this omission, but that’s not led to its incorporation.

    The data may be of value to TAE and its readers. They are very open to feedback. The 15 Global Challenges and update methodology are listed here:

    I’d like TAE folks to consider providing input. As futurists they are all optimists and therefore gullible. A condition we may share. Like boy and girl scourts, raised to be honest and tell the truth, we’re ill equipped to deal with professional liars for whom deceit is simply a business strategy.

    Here’s a bit of their history from the website:

    The Millennium Project was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgments from over 2,500 people since the beginning of the project selected by its 40 Nodes around the world. The work is distilled in its annual “State of the Future”, “Futures Research Methodology” series, and special studies.

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