State of the Future – 2017-1997

State of the Future

Since 1997, The Millennium Project has published 19 editions of The State of Future in 8 languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Arabic, Japanese, Korean, and Bulgarian. Most of the nineteen annual State of the Future reports were selected by Future Survey as among the year’s best books on the future.

“The State of the Future is an informative publication that gives invaluable insights into the future for the United Nations, its Member States, and civil society.”
 

— Ban Ki-moon, Ex-Secretary-General of the United Nations

“Everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, should read this incredible document, period!”
   

— Technological Forecasting & Social Change

Greening Urban Futures Podcast with Jerome Glenn

In a new episode #14 of Green Urban Futures Podcast, Jerome Glenn, the Executive Director of the Millennium Project, shares some of the trends and influences that are shaping the future of urbanisation.  In this episode on “The urbanisation of humanity, Technology and The Millennium Project: 25 Years On”, Jerome Glenn mentions that the idea of […]

EuroDIG 2024 – June 17-19, 2024

EuroDIG 2024 – Balancing innovation and regulation is going to take place from June 17–19 in Vilnius, Lithuania! It will be hosted by the Communications Regulatory Authority of Lithuania (RRT) in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of Lithuania and Public Institution GoVilnius. Epaminondas Christophilopoulos, Chair […]

Harnessing AI Risk Pre-Summit – June 12, 2024

Jerome Glenn, Executive Director of The Millennium Project, will be one of the spakers of the “Harnessing AI Risk Pre-Summit“, June 12, 2024, organized by the Trustless Computing Association as a hybrid event from Manduria (TA) from 4 pm to 6 pm. The summit is an integral part of the Harnessing AI Risk Initiative, and […]

The World of Futures Studies as a Mosaic – June 13, 2024

Tero Villman, Sirkka Heinonen, Helsinki Node Co-Chair, and Laura Pouru-Mikkola will introduce a new publication called “Our World of Futures Studies as a Mosaic” on June 13, 2024, 3,00-4,30 pm, within the framework of the 24th international Futures Conference on the “Future of Natural Resources” organized by the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy, University […]

The Millennium Project Newsletter – May, 2024

A new issue of our newsletter is out and it is a very rich issue, full of activities and outputs! The highlight is the new version of the 15 Global Challenges after 6 years, this foundamental framework to assess the global and local prospects for humanity that The Millennium Project gives since 1996. But that’s not all. […]

15 Global Challenges 2024 update

A new updated version of the 15 global challenges by The Millennium Project has been published on our website. The new version of the challenges has been updated over the past six years since the last State of the Future, drawing from The Millennium Project research and publications (Work/Tech 2050, Robots 2050, Future of Life Institute […]

If Humans Were Free, The Self-Actualization Economy Scenario – new video

The Millennium Project and the France Node, hosted by the Prospective Foresight Network recently developed a new story telling video on the scenario 3, “If Humans Were Free – The Self-Actualization Economy” included in the “Work/Tech 2050. Scenarios and Actions” study by The Millennium Project. The video, in French and developed by using AI, tells […]

The Millennium Project 2024 Planning Committee meeting – September 26-27, 2024

The Millennium Project 2024 Planning Committee will take place in Monterrey, September 26-27, 2024, and will be hosted by the Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico. The event will be developed within the framework of the inauguration of the Tecnologico de Monterrey Innovation District flagship building on September 25, 2024, with speeches by experts of The Millennium […]

FEN Summer Meeting 2024 – June 12, 2024

The Foresight Europe Network, one of the regional Networks of The Millennium Project, will hold an in-person gathering, FEN Summer 2024 Meeting – on June 12, 2024, 2,00-4,00 pm, as a pre-event of the 24th international Futures Conference on the “Future of Natural Resources” organized by the Finland Futures Research Centre and the Finland Futures Academy, University of […]

Deconstructing Paradoxes of Work through CLA – June 13, 2024

In the framework of the 24th international Futures Conference – Futures Conference 2024 on “Future of Natural Resources”, organized in June 13-14, 2024 by the Helsinki Node of The Millennium Project, a special session by The Millennium Project on “Deconstructing Paradoxes of Work through CLA” will be facilitated by Sirkka Heinonen and Osmo Kuusi, Co-Chairs of the […]

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State of the Future version 19.0

by Jerome C. Glenn, Elizabeth Florescu, and The Millennium Project Team

Pages: 208; includes some 50 graphs
ISBN: 978-0-9882639-5-6
Library of Congress Control Number:
98-646672

“An important example of using scientific methods and collective intelligence to help us understand and act better for the future.”
— Phil Mjwara, Director General, Ministry of Science & Technology, South Africa

“Outstanding report!”
— Jim Spohrer, Director, Cognitive Opentech Group, IBM

“A high level, reliable intellectual compass for the conflict ridden, and uncertain world advancing toward the mid-century.”
— Mihály Simai, former Chairman, United Nations University

“The indispensable guide for futurists and aspiring global citizens everywhere.”
— Hazel Henderson, Futurist, author, CEO, Ethical Markets Media

“Without this kind of guidance, many people would lose their way and get lost in their decision making process.”
— Julio Millan, President, Azteca Corporation, Mexico

“The State of the Future has proved useful for better addressing our resilience objectives.”
— Lina Liakou, Thessaloniki Vice Mayor and Chief Resilience Officer

“Great source of inspiration and focus to our organizations.”

— Michael Bodekaer, CEO, Learn-Technologies

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2015-16 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn, Elizabeth Florescu, and The Millennium Project Team

 

  • Paperback: 290 pages
  • Publisher: The Millennium Project; 1 edition (August 1, 2015)
  • Language: English; Spanish; Japanese.
  • ISBN-10: 0988263920
  • ISBN-13: 978-0988263925
  • Package Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.8 x 0.7 inches

“A lucid, thought-provoking, strategically oriented exploration of the transforming world order.”
— Mihaly Simai, former Chairman, United Nations University

“The State of the Future can make a difference in the world. Well done.”
— Wendell Bell, Professor Emeritus, Yale University

“Global intelligence on the future of the world in the palm of your hand.”
— Kurzweil AI News

“So important for many people around the world.”
— Eleonora Masini, former Secretary and President, World Futures Studies Federation

“Absolutely worth the reader’s time… takes the reader much farther forward than most thinking.”
— Defense & Foreign Affairs Policy Journal

“Strategic Planning for the Planet… remarkably articulate and prescient.”
— Willian Halal, Foresight Journal

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2013-14 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: The Millennium Project; 1 edition (April 15, 2014)
  • Language: English; Spanish; Arabic; Bulgarian; Korean.
  • ISBN: 978-0-9882639-1-8
  • Library of Congress Control Number:
    98-646672

“The most influential annual report on what we know about the future of humanity.”
— Paul Werbos, National Science Foundation“One of the premier guides to global future trends for asset managers.”
— Hazel Henderson, President, Ethical Markets“Global intelligence on the future of the world in the palm of your hand.”
— KurzweilAI News“Strategic Planning for the Planet… remarkably articulate and prescient.”
— Willian Halal, Foresight Journal

“The SOF report continues, year after year, to be the best introduction—by far
—to a broad range of major global issues and long-term remedies.”

— Michael Marien, Global Foresight Books

“Brilliant! Never ending source of invention and creativity.”
— Riel Miller, Foresight Director, UNESCO

Executive Summary (pdf): Arabic, Azeri, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish

2012 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu

 

  • CD-ROM: 10000 pages
  • Publisher: The Millennium Project; 1 edition (August 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981894194
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981894195
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 98-646672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

“Fascinating read”
— Andres Oppenheimer, Miami Herald & co-winner Pulitzer Prize     

 “A must read for any decision maker”
— Enrique Peña Nieto, Governor of the State of Mexico

“The best introduction to the major global issues and long-term remedies”

— Global Foresight Books

“The value and role of The Millennium Project is priceless.”

— Shamsaddin Hajiyev Gummat, Chair, Sci & Educ., Parliament of Azerbaijan

CD containing about 10, 000 + pages of research behind the print edition and The Millennium Project’s 16 years of cumulative research and methods.

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2011 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu

 

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: The Millennium Project; 1 edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English; Spanish
  • ISBN: 978-0-9818941-5-7
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 98-646672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

Paperback with CD 100-page print and an attached CD containing about 8,500 + pages of research behind the print edition and The Millennium Project’s 15 years of cumulative research and methods.

Read the Executive Summary (PDF file):Arabic, Azeri, Bulgarian, Chinese, English, French, Greek, Korean, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, and Spanish

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2010 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu

 

  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: The Millennium Project; 1 edition (July 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0981894135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0981894133
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

Paperback with CD

83-page print and an attached CD containing about 7,000 pages of research behind the print edition and The Millennium Project’s 14 years of cumulative research and methods.

Read the Executive Summary (PDF file): Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Persian, Spanish

See articles in Ray Kurzweil’s Blog: “The State of the Future”
Wired: “Futurists ponder planet, avoid despairing…”
and others in the “press room

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2009 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu

 

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: The Millennium Project; 1 edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0-9818941-2-6
    Library of Congress Control Number:
    98-646672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches

Paperback with CD

100-page print and an attached CD containing about 6,700 pages of research behind the print edition and The Millennium Project’s 13 years of cumulative research and methods.

Read the Executive Summary (PDF file): English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Persian, Spanish

See articles in The Independent: “The planet’s future…”
Sunday Herald
: “The seven terrors of the world”
and others in the “press room

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2008 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu

 

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Millennium Project; 1 edition (August 5, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-0-9818941-0-2
    Library of Congress Control Number:
    98-646672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches

 

Paperback with CD-ROM
… enclosed CD contains about 6,300 pages of research behind this print edition, as well as the Millennium Project’s 12 years of study and analysis.

Read the Executive Summary (PDF file): Arabic, Azeri, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish

Listed first in the TOP TEN 2008 der Zukunftsliteratur (best future literature in 2008) by pro ZUKUNFT, Austria, and among the “Best Books and Reports” by World Future Society Futures Survey‘s Annual Indexes and Best Books.

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2007 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

 

  • Paperback: 99 pages
  • Publisher: World Federation of UN Associations; 1 edition (August 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0-9722051-6-0
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 98-646672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8.2 x 10.5 inches

Paperback with CD-ROM

… enclosed CD contains over 6,000 pages of research behind
this print edition, plus the Millennium Project’s eleven years of
cumulative research & methods.

Read the Executive Summary (PDF file) Azeri, Chinese, English,
French, Persian, Russian, Spanish

Press Release

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2006 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

 

  • Paperback: 125 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the UNU; 1 edition (August 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0-9722051-5-2
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 98-646672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11 inches

Paperback with CD-ROM

… enclosed CD contains over 5,400 pages of research behind this print edition, plus the Millennium Project’s nine years of cumulative research and methods.

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2005 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the UNU (July 20, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0-9722051-4-4
    Library of Congress Control Number:
    98-646672
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11 inches

 

Paperback with CD-ROM

… enclosed CD contains over 3,500 pages of research behind this print edition, plus the Millennium Project’s nine years of cumulative research and methods.

Read the Executive Summary (PDF file) English, Chinese, French,Japanese, Persian, Spanish, Czech

The report is also available in French: 2005 L’Etat du Ftutur

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2004 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

 

  • Paperback: 98 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the UNU (July 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0-9722051-2-8
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2004108659
  • Package Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.4 inches

 

Paperback with CD-ROM

… enclosed CD contains over 3,000 pages of research behind
this print edition, plus the Millennium Project’s eight years of
cumulative research and methods.

Read the Executive Summary (PDF file): English, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Spanish

Paperback Edition (English)

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2003 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

 

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the UNU (July 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0-9722051-0-1
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2003107816
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.8 x 11 inches

Paperback with CD-ROM

… enclosed CD contains over 2,500 pages of research behind this print edition, plus the Millennium Project’s seven years of cumulative research and methods.

Table of Contents

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2002 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

 

  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • CD-ROM: 2,000 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the United Nations (August 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0-9657362-9-6
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 11 inches

2002 State of the Future is a unique resource for those who care about global change and improving the future. It provides an assessment of the human situation as a whole, prospects for the future, and actions for today. It is used by both those who need the most precise briefings and those who want the full research background. Each chapter in the book is an executive summary of more complete reports in the CD-ROM section of about 2,000 pages. As a result, it provides a common platform for global actors, educators, and the concerned public to use in building more coherent policy.

Paperback with CD-ROM. 100 pages print and about 2,000 pages CD-ROM

Read the Executive Summary (PDF file): Persian

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2001 State of the Future

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

 

  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • CD-ROM: 1,500 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the United Nations (August 1, 2001)
  • ISBN: 0-9657362-8-8
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches

“The Millennium Project on the State of the Future combines, as it should, flights of imagination into the far future with tightly focused analyses of present challenges.  An indispensable volume for those who seek both the inspiration and enlightenment needed to meet the challenges that will make a productive future possible.”
— Michael W. Doyle, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General, United Nations

Paperback with CD-ROM. 90 pages print and 1,500 page CD-ROM.

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State of the Future at the Millennium

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

 

  • Paperback: 92 pages
  • CD-ROM: 1000 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the United Nations (July 22, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0-9657362-6-1
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 11.2 x 9 inches

“The past can only be described, but we can write the future together. The State of the Future offers us a creative and new project of hope.”

Frederico Mayor, former Director-General of UNESCO

Best selling book at the July 23-26, 2000 World Future Society Conference.

State of the Future at the Millennium is a “report card on the future” written as an easy guide to what’s happing that can change the world with a range of views from around the world about who should do what to improve our prospects. This is what the educated world citizen should know. It gives you a sense of how humanity can get it all together.

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1999 State of the Future: Challenges We Face at the Millennium

Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

 

  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Council for the United Nations; 1 edition (July 22, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0-9657362-3-7
  • ISBN (CD-ROM format): 0-9657362-4-5
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.8 x 11.2 inches

“The State of the Future distilles both foresight and genuine wisdom for humanity’s common future – from a global, multi-cultural collegium of advanced thinkers assembled by the Millennium Project. A major social innovation.”

— Hazel Henderson

“Scouting the future frontier into which we so slowly moved wasn’t particularly challenging yesteryear.  Hugely different now; more so tomorrow, as this book reveals.  It is an eye opener: sober, challenging, exciting, appropriately scary.  It’s something you should read if  you expect to go along, especially if you would like to affect the route.”

— Doug Engelbart

Paperback Edition (English)

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1998 State of the Future: Issues and Opportunities

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

15 global opportunities with judgements about polices to achieve them, interactions with 15 global issues from 1997 report, global exploratory and normative scenarios, lessons and questions from history, and annotated bibliography of 250 scenarios.

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the United Nations; 1 edition (July 15, 1998)
  • ISBN: 0-9657362-1-0
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 10.8 inches

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1997 State of the Future: Implications for Actions Today

by Jerome C. Glenn and Theodore J. Gordon

15 global issues with judgements about polices to address them, global scenarios, methodological issues, internet scanning, and annotated bibliography of 200 scenarios.

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: American Council for the United Nations University (1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0-9657362-0-2
  • SBN: 987-20343-0-3

Paperback Edition (English)

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