On behalf of the Millennium Project of the American Council for the United Nations University, we have the honor to invite you to participate in a study to choose variables that should compose the State of the Future Index (SOFI).
State of the Future Index is a global index designed to assess the future outlook over the next 10 years, based on 20 years or so of historical data.
The global version was created in 2000 and variations have been created for several countries since then. The Millennium Project is re-assessing the SOFI's statistical foundation to see how to improve its ability to forecast whether the future in general is getting better or worse and to identify the factors responsible. You are invited to take part in this process by providing your judgments in the on-line questionnaire.
The Millennium Project is a worldwide system for collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing judgments about emerging global challenges that may affect the human condition. Its annual State of the Future and other special reports are used by decision-makers and educators to add focus to important issues, clarify choices, and improve the quality of decisions. Since the Project's beginning in 1996, over 2,000 people have participated in the Project’s questionnaires and interviews.
Those who participate in this study at www.realtimedelphi.com will receive the results in a complementary copy of the next edition of the State of the Future. No attributions will be made, but respondents will be listed as participants.
You do not have to complete this questionnaire in one visit. When you return to the questionnaire you will see your previous answers and the inputs provided by others. You can change your previous textual and numeric answers. You are encouraged to return to this questionnaire several times before the deadline of March 15, 2007.
Please contact Elizabeth Florescu <email@example.com> if you have any questions or need clarification about this invitation.
We look forward to including your views, and to sharing the results with you.
Jerome C. Glenn, Director, Millennium Project
Current Sponsors: Applied Materials,
Dar Almashora (for Kuwait Petroleum Corporation), Deloitte & Touche
LLP, Ford Motor Company, U.S. Army Environmental Policy Institute
Eduardo Raul Balbi
José Luis Cordeiro
Miguel A. Gutierrez
Arnoldo José de Hoyos
Kamal Zaki Mahmoud
Stanley G. Rosen
Michael K. O’Farrell
Jerome C. Glenn, Director
Theodore J. Gordon, Senior Fellow
Elizabeth Florescu, Research Director
Hayato Kobayashi, Research Asst
Brussels Area, Belgium
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Cyber Node, Internet
Mexico City, Mexico
New Delhi/Madurai, India
Prague, Czech Republic
Pretoria/Johannesburg, South Africa
São Paulo, Brazil
Silicon Valley, USA
Tel Aviv, Israel
Washington, D.C. USA
- access the questionnaire at www.realtimedelphi.com
- at your first visit, you are requested to register (enter your email address and postal address to which we should mail the results)
- when you return to the questionnaire, provide just your email address (which is always your login key)
- proceed to the questionnaire
- when asked to enter the access code:
- read and follow the instructions provided on the questionnaire page
Please contact Elizabeth Florescu <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions or difficulties with the questionnaire.