<b>Live Webcast:</b> 2005 State of the Future | Wilson Center

<b>Live Webcast:</b> 2005 State of the Future

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The 2005 State of the Future is a unique resource for understanding global change and strategies to improve the human condition. Government policymakers and corporate strategic planners use it as an invaluable resource. Universities around the world use this as a text. The 2005 State of the Future is the ninth in an annual series of global "report cards on the future" providing details of the challenges facing humanity, governments, industries, and the environment; today and into tomorrow.

Jerome C. Glenn, co-author of 2005 State of the Future provided insights into the collective intelligence of nearly 2,000 leading minds in more than 50 countries. Some examples include:

  • the annual gross income of organized crime is more than twice that of all military budgets worldwide...
  • the views of women and men on future ethical issues are strikingly similar around the world
  • the high technology and low wages of China and India should force the developing world to rethink its trade-led economic growth strategies
  • a worldwide race to connect everything not yet connected is just beginning
  • more casualties are caused at the hands of men to women than between warring parties
  • in the best case scenario, China's water situation does not start to improve for another 10 to 15 years, which is now the key impediment to its growth and could lead to future mass migrations
  • dramatic increases in collective human-machine intelligence are possible within 25 years

About Jerome C. Glenn

Jerome C. Glenn co-founded and directs the Millennium Project, the leading global participatory think tank supported by international organizations, governments, corporations, and NGOs, which produces the internationally recognized State of the Future annual reports. He is also the executive director of the American Council for the United Nations University, which represents the UNU in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Glenn has 35 years experience in futures research for government, international organizations, and private industry in science & technology policy, economics, education, defense, space, forecasting methodology, international telecommunications, and decision support systems with the Millennium Project, Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, his own firm (the Future Options Room), and as an independent consultant.

Mr. Glenn is the author of over 100 future-oriented articles and has given keynote presentations at over 100 conferences. He invented the "Futures Wheel" forecasting technique, and was instrumental in SALT II Treaty that banned the first space weapons. The Saturday Review referred to him as "among the most unusually gifted leaders of America" for his pioneering works in Tropical Medicine, Future Oriented Education, and Participatory Decision Making Systems. In 1974 he was instrumental in naming the first space shuttle the "Enterprise."

If there are any questions contact Eric Garland, 802-999-8118 or egarland@competitivefutures.org.