Global Futures Intelligence System

The Millennium Project is integrating all of its information, groups, and software into a “Global Futures Intelligence System.” 2- minute video overview.  5-minute how to demo video. This is a collective intelligence system on the future.  While GFIS is being repositioned in Amazon Web Services, it is unavailable.

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Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions

Work/Technology 2050: Scenarios and Actions 199 page report on a three-year international study includes executive summary, three detailed scenarios (each ten pages), and 93 actions to address the issues in the scenarios.  Each action gets a page of distilled assessments from hundreds of futurists and related experts in over 50 countries.

7-minute intro video overview.  And 50-minute video on results..

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State of the Future

The State of the Future reports are  precise overviews of humanity’s present situation, challenges and opportunities, potentials for the future, and actions 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. Planning World Futures Day March 1st as 24-hour around-the-world conversation.
  2. Beginning an international study of the initial conditions and governance possibilities for the transition from current artificial narrow intelligence to potential future Artificial General Intelligence.
  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. Developing the Peace Chart to document strategies for conflict resolution, conflict prevention, and how to build a more peaceful society.
  6. 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.
  7. Up-dating FUTURES dictionary/encyclopedia of futurist terms and methods
  8. Covid-19 Scenarios
  9. 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.
  10. Short Videos of each of the 15 Global Challenges are now available and other MP Videos.
  11. State of the Future 19.1 (print and download)
  12. Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS) (collaborative and continuously updated research)
  13. Release of the The Millennium Newsletter 7.0
  14. 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.
  15. Video (7.5 minutes) by Pakistan Node of The Millennium Project on the CEO’s visit to Pakistan
  16. Workshops Future Work/Technology 2050 and 7.5 minute video overview
  17. 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
  18. Lone Wolf Terrorism Prospects and Potential Strategies to Address the Threat
  19. Futures Dictionary/Encyclopedia (English and Spanish)