A demonstration of how this pioneering system could help top executives, experts, and the general public monitor and better anticipate future change. The event will be webcast live at: http://www.mga-media.net/Guest-Live.html from 12:30 – 1:30 PM on January 16, 2013.
The Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS) is The Millennium Project's unique integration of critical intelligence for the global future. This groundbreaking system, continuously updated and improved by world experts, is being made available to the public.
“The world is in a race between implementing an ever-increasing set of ways to improve the human condition and the seemingly ever-increasing complexity and scale of global problems, states the 2012 State of the Future report by The Millennium Project. The report goes on to say that, “After 16 years of The Millennium Project’s global futures research, it is increasingly clear that the world has the resources to address its challenges, but it is not clear that right decisions will be made on the scale necessary to address our global problems. The velocity, volume, and complexity of change and challenges are increasing exponentially. The data, information, knowledge, and intelligence explosions are also accelerating.” Jerome Glenn, The Millennium Project's CEO states that, “The world needs a way to think together about the future, drawing on the collective intelligence of humanity. Google and Wikipedia are great advances, but they do not provide a framework for understanding the global changes resulting from social and technological advances and other long-term trends and possible events. The GFIS is designed to do this.”
Phi Beta Iota: This is one of the best efforts of its kind — it desperately needs integration with the Earth Science Network, the work of Lester Brown, Medard Gabel, E. O. Wilson, and many others. If an Open Source Agency (OSA) existed, the Millenium Project could reasonably be a candidate to be the centerpiece of a futures effort — it is not to be confused with the Global Trends 2030 report.