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2012 State of the Future [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Florescu , Theodore J. Gordon , Jerome C. Glenn

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Book Description

The 2012 State of the Future is a concise, readable overview of the global situation, problems, solutions, and prospects for the future. It covers the global landscape with two-page overviews with regional considerations of 15 global challenges such as energy, food, science & technology, ethics, development, water, organized crime, health, decisionmaking, gender relations, demographics, war & peace, and others. These together with the executive summary are ideal for busy executives, thought leaders, corporate strategic planners, public policy experts, policy advisors, non-profit issues organizations, teachers and professors of world issues, and anyone interested in a global overview of our prospects for the future – with discussions of problems and potential solutions.

It is produced by the Millennium Project with its 46 Nodes (groups of futurists and organizations) around the world, which collects, feeds back, and assesses insights from creative and knowledgeable people on emerging crises, opportunities, strategic priorities, and the feasibility of actions.

“The 2012 State of the Future finds the world is getting richer, healthier, better educated, living longer, and is more peaceful and better connected; yet half the world is potentially unstable. Food prices are rising, water tables are falling, corruption and organized crime are increasing, environmental viability for our life support is diminishing, debt and economic insecurity are increasing, climate change continues, and the gap between the rich and poor is widening dangerously.'' says co-author and Millennium Project Director. Jerome C. Glenn.


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A must read for any decisionmaker with a long-term vision. --Enrique Peña Nieto, President-elect of Mexico

Invaluable insights into the future for the United Nations, its Member States, and civil society. --Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations

The State of the Future report continues, year after year, to be the best introduction by far to a broad range of major global issues and long-term remedies. --Michael Marien, Global Foresight Books

About the Author

Jerome C. Glenn is the co-founder (1996) and director of The Millennium Project (a global futures research think tank) and co-author of the annual State of the Future reports. He has over 35 years of Futures Research experience working for governments, international organizations, and private industry in Science & Technology Policy, Environmental Security, Economics, Education, Defense, Space, Futures Research Methodology, International Telecommunications, and Decision Support Systems with the Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, Future Options Room, and the Millennium Project. He has addressed or keynoted conferences for over 300 government departments, universities, NGOs, UN organizations, and/or corporations around the world on a variety of future-oriented topics. Recent research includes: Future Elements of the Next Global Economy, Global Energy Collective Intelligence, National Future Strategy Units, Future Education and Learning Possibilities by 2030, Global Energy Scenarios for 2020, the Future of Ethics, 2025 Science and Technology Scenarios, Middle East Peace Scenarios, and Military R&D Priorities to Reduce Health and Environmental Impacts of Nantotechnolgy.

Theodore Jay Gordon is co-founder and Senior Fellow of The Millennium Project. He is a futurist and management consultant, an expert in several high technology fields, a graduate engineer, a specialist in planning and policy analysis, and an entrepreneur. His current professional activities include consulting on strategy for several major corporations, lecturing, Senior Fellow of The Millennium Project, and participating on the corporate boards of Apollo Genetics, the Institute for Global Ethics, Registry Databases, and The Futures Group, the consulting firm he formed over twenty years ago. He is author of many client reports, technical articles that have appeared in the open literature, and five books dealing with topics associated with the future, space, and scientific and technological developments and issues. He is co-author and co-editor of the annual State of the Future reports and Futures Research Methodology; his most recent technical articles have been in the field of Chaos and forecasting methodology; author of the Macmillan encyclopedia article on the future of science and technology (1995). He is currently on the editorial board of several journals including Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Elizabeth Florescu is Director of Research of The Millennium Project. She is contributing to the annual State of the Future reports since 1997, is a co-author of Environmental Crimes, Military Actions, and the International Criminal Court, is one of the principal investigators working on the environmental security monthly scanning reports produced by The Millennium Project, and is author and co-author of several articles related to environmental security issues.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4691 KB
  • Print Length: 10000 pages
  • Publisher: The Millennium Project; Edition 1 edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0098CLIDY
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