The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank established in 1996 under the American Council for the United Nations University that became independent in 2009 and has grown to 72 Nodes around the world.

It connects futurists around the world and collaborates to improve global foresight.


Improve humanity’s prospects for building a better future.


Improve thinking about the future and make that thinking available through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today.


A global foresight network of Nodes, information, and software, building a global collective intelligence system recognized for its ability to improve prospects for humanity. A think tank on behalf of humanity, not on behalf of a government, or an issue, or an ideology, but on behalf of building a better future for all of us.

About The Millennium Project Nodes

A Millennium Project Node is a self-organizing group of institutions and individuals recognized by the Project that will facilitate the Project’s research or conduct autonomous research in support of the Project. In this capacity, each Node will participate in the identification of incipient world issues and opportunities, study their prospect and their potential resolution, as well as methods for accomplishing such research.

Each Millennium Project Node:

  • Assumes lead responsibility for a geographic area or subject
  • Has access to the entire Millennium Project (staff, information system, international panels, and the other Nodes) in carrying out its specialized responsibility
  • Selects its own Chair who is responsible for the work of the Node and communications with the Project’s coordinating office

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Current Activities

  1. International assessment of future governance models for the transition from Artificial Narrow to Artificial General Intelligence.
  2. Working on the next State of the Future report, current version:  State of the Future 19.1 (print and download)
  3. Working with the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, The Millennium Project conducted a Real-Time Delphi to assess the  five foresight elements  of the UNSG’s report Our Common Agenda. The RTDelphi panel of 189 professionals from 54 countries provided 1,463 answers of which 983 were explanations and comments. About half the panel had 20 or more years of professional foresight or related experience. Download the report (pdf)
  4. 2030 State of the Future Index re-assessed the 29 global variables and generated the new World Report Card on the future.
  5. Up-dating FUTURES dictionary/encyclopedia of futurist terms and methods; current version
  6. Futures Dictionary/Encyclopedia (English and Spanish)
  7. Global Scanning for the 15 Global Challenges (while the Global Futures Intelligence System GFIS is being re-positioned in Amazon, new scanning items can be added here.
  8. Future Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions. The report covers the three-year study on the future dynamics of work and technology with three detailed global scenarios, results of 30 national workshops in 29 countries, and five Real-time Delphi’s that rated 93 actions distilled from those 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 is probably the broadest international assessment of long-range actions to address the future of work thus far. Workshops Future Work/Technology 2050 and 7.5 minute video overview
  9. Short Videos of each of the 15 Global Challenges are now available and other MP Videos.
  10. 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.

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