José Luis Cordeiro is probably the leading futurist from Venezuela, Founder of the World Future Society Venezuela, President of the Venezuela Node of The Millennium Project, and former Director of the Venezuela Chapter of the Club of Rome. He graduated in science at Universidad Simón Bolívar (USB) in Venezuela, management at the European Business School INSEAD in France, and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA. He serves in the Board of Directors of The Millennium Project, Vicechair of HumanityPlus, Fellow of the World Academy of Art & Science, and Executive Director and Founder of the Ibero-American Futurists Network (RIBER).
He has published more than 10 books in several languages, including his latest bestseller La muerte de la muerte. He writes in several newspapers in Spanish, has also been interviewed by international media like ABC, BBC and CNN, and has participated in science documentaries with Discovery Channel, History Channel and NatGeo. He has traveled to more than 130 countries around the planet and hopes to travel to the Moon and Mars as well. He describes himself as an engineer, economist, futurist, visionary, transhumanist, singularitarian and immortalist. In fact, he considers himself as an individual of the 22nd century who was born accidently in the 20th century.