Global Futures Intelligence System

The Millennium Project is integrating all of its information, groups, and software into a “Global Futures Intelligence System”. This is a collective intelligence system on the future. You are welcome to view the surface of this Global Futures System, but for complete access you can subscribe.

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15 Global Challenges

The 15 Global Challenges provide a framework to assess the global and local prospects for humanity.

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State of the Future

The State of the Future reports are 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 a clear, precise, and readable text with unparalleled breadth and depth.

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Futures Research Methodology 3.0

Futures Research Methodology Version 3.0 is the largest, most comprehensive collection of internationally peer-reviewed handbook on methods and tools to explore future possibilities ever assembled in one resource.

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About Us

The Millennium Project connects futurists around the world to improve global foresight. It 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 3,500 people since the beginning of the project, selected by its 65 Nodes around the world. The work is distilled in the State of the Future reports, Futures Research Methodology series, special studies, and integrated into its Global Futures Intelligence System.

See the 15 ways you can get involved!

Current Activities

  1. Short Videos of each of the 15 Global Challenges are now available.
  2. Release of the The Millennium Newsletter 5.0
  3. Future Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions will be available soon.  An abbreviated version with some analysis is available now at no cost from the Bertelsmann Foundation in English and German. The full report covers the three-year  study on the future dynamics of work and technology with three detailed global scenarios, results of national workshops in 19 countries, and five Real-time Delphi’s that rated 93 actions distilled from suggested to address issues raised in the three scenarios by the national workshops. Each of the 93 actions have ratings and comments from several hundred futurists and related experts. This a probably the broadest, international assessment of long-range actions to address the future of work thus far.
  4. Philosophy, History, and STS (Science, Technology, Society) scholars’ views on Futures Research and Foresight conference (Grappling with the Futures) at Harvard and Boston Universities – abstracts available.
  5. Video (7.5 minutes) by Pakistan Node of The Millennium Project on the CEO’s visit to Pakistan
  6. Future “Novel Entities” in the Environment Real-Time Delphi Study for the Environmental Law Institute and the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the Global Environment Facility
  7. State of the Future 19.1 (print and download)
  8. Workshops Future Work/Technology 2050 and 7.5 minute video overview
  9. Annual Millennium Project Planning Committee Meeting October 9 and 10 in Mexico City followed by a public conference October 11, 2017: Mexico in the Global Future
  10. Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS) (collaborative and continuously updated research)
  11. Pakistan State of the Future Index
  12. NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Identification of Potential Terrorists and Adversary Planning — Emerging Technologies and New Counter-Terror Strategies, workshop presentations available by clicking on the author’s name
  13. Lone Wolf Terrorism Prospects and Potential Strategies to Address the Threat
  14. Futures Dictionary/Encyclopedia (English and Spanish)
  15. State of the Future Index (both global and national SOFIs)