Jerome C. Glenn (Jerry), Director The Millenium Project

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Jerome C. Glenn is the Director of The Millennium Project (on global futures research) of the World Federation of United Nations Associations and the Executive Director of the American Council for the United Nations University. He is the co-author with Ted Gordon of the annual State of the Future of the Millennium Project for the past ten years. He has 35 years of Futures Research experience working for governments, international organizations, and private industry in Science & Technology Policy, Economics, Education, Defense, Space, Forecasting Methodology, International Telecommunications, and Decision Support Systems with the Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, and his own firm, the Future Options Room. He has addressed over 200 leading universities and corporations around the world on a variety of future-oriented topics. He was the Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International involved in national strategic planning, institutional design, training, and evaluation in economic development in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. He has been an independent consultant for USAID contractors, World Bank, and Futurist consultant for UNDP, UNU, ...

The Millenium Project Home Page   Collective Intelligence Website

Bio from Jerry’s George Mason University College of Science Advisory Board page

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Jerome C. Glenn is the Director of The Millennium Project (on global futures research) of the World Federation of United Nations Associations and the Executive Director of the American Council for the United Nations University. He is the co-author with Ted Gordon of the annual State of the Future of the Millennium Project for the past ten years. He has 35 years of Futures Research experience working for governments, international organizations, and private industry in Science & Technology Policy, Economics, Education, Defense, Space, Forecasting Methodology, International Telecommunications, and Decision Support Systems with the Committee for the Future, Hudson Institute, and his own firm, the Future Options Room. He has addressed over 200 leading universities and corporations around the world on a variety of future-oriented topics. He was the Deputy Director of Partnership for Productivity International involved in national strategic planning, institutional design, training, and evaluation in economic development in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. He has been an independent consultant for USAID contractors, World Bank, and Futurist consultant for UNDP, UNU, UNESCO, FAO, UNEP, US/EPA, USAID, and several governments. He invented the “Futures Wheel” a futures assessment technique and Futuristic Curriculum Development. Saturday Review named him among the most unusually gifted leaders of America for his pioneering work in Tropical Medicine, Future-Oriented Education, and Participatory Decision Making Systems in 1974. He was instrumental in naming the first Space Shuttle the Enterprise and banning the first space weapon (FOBS) in SALT II. His publications include over 100 future-oriented articles in publications such as the Nikkei, ADWEEK, International Tribune, LEADERS, New York Times, Foresight, Futures, Technological Forecasting, Futures Research Quarterly, and The Futurist. He is editor of Futures Research Methodology versions 1.0 and 2.0, author of Future Mind: Merging the Mystical and the Technological in the 21st Century (1989 & 1994), Linking the Future: Findhorn, Auroville, Arcosanti (1979), and co-author of Space Trek: The Endless Migration (1978 & 1979). Jerome C. Glenn has a BA in philosophy from American University and an MA in Teaching Social Science – Futuristics from Antioch Graduate School of Education (now Antioch University New England)

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2013 Year in Review

1.      New Pope sets a new tone for the 1.2 billion Roman Catholics

2.      Global Slavery Index estimates there are about 30 million slaves in 2013.

3.      Nearly 40% of humanity uses the Internet

4.      Malala Yousafzai survives Taliban assignation and becomes a new world force

5.      Nelson Mandela passing reminds the world of greatness

6.      The largest petition to recall a government in history:  22 million sign petition in Egyptian for Morsi’s resignation

7.      Egyptian military crackdown on the Moslem Brotherhood

8.      China lands a robot rover on the Moon, India launches spacecraft to Mars

9.      Elon Musk continues private sector space program SpaceX Falcon 9 launching a geostationary satellite at 1/3 the cost

10.     Syrian Civil War worsens while it agreed to disarm chemical weapons

11.     Hassan Rouhani opens Iran to the West and signs nuclear processing agreement

12.     No. Korean conducts 3rd underground nuclear bomb test and executes Pres’s uncle

13.     US Government Shutdown begins the decline of the Tea Party’s power

14.     China tensions with Japan & neighbors increase; US & China warships monitor

15.     US Affordable Health Care Website problems

16.     CO2 passes 400 parts per million in the atmosphere; 2013 7th hottest year recorded

17.     Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines with the most powerful tropical storm to make landfall on record with gusts reaching 235 mph.

18.     Shanghai and California initiate cap and trade systems

19.     First hamburger publically cooked and tested from pure meat tissue grown without growing a cow

20.     UN adopts the Arms Trade Treaty of conventional weapons

21.     Edward Snowden release of US intelligence write tapping heads of state.

22.     Largest meteor in a century hits Russian city of Chelyabinsk

23.     USA makes recreational use of marijuana legal in Colorado and Washington andUruguay becomes the first country to make it legal to produce and sale marajuana

24.     US Government shutdow for 16 days; Tea Party begins to lose power in the US

25.     Human adult cell nuclei inserted in egg cells with previous nuclei removed that produced new embryonic stem cells clonded for new stem cell line.

26.     Higgs particle confirmed that gives rise to matter

27.     Google Glass demonstrated

28.     President Obama annouces Human Brain Initiative

29.     Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 5th Assessment Report

30.     The were 628 recorded cyber-attacks over a 24 hour period on July 24, 2013 with majority targeting the USA

2012 Year in Review

1.      Humanity continues to be succeeding /winning more than it is losing, according to the 28 variables in the State of the Future Index

2.      Higgs-like Particle discovered that may explain how matter is created

3.      Skydive from the edge of space (24 miles) going faster than sound (Mach 1.24)

4.      Moslem Brotherhood takes over the leadership of Egypt

5.      Egypt’s Morsi goes from world hero (cease fire agreement) to world pariah dictator within 24 hours

6.      China and its ocean neighbors contest boundaries increasing tensions with and  among  Japan, Philippians, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brunei

7.      North Korea successfully launches intercontinental missile for orbital satellite

8.      Wikipedia and others went dark to successfully block the US Congress’s SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act).

9.      Big Data becomes popular subject for decisionmakers to explore how to use

10.     China’s third human space launch carring the first Chinese woman into space  rendezvoused with China’s Space Lab

11.     SpaceX’s Dragon is the first successful private sector station re-supply vehicle 

12.     Mars Landing of Curiosity Robot

13.     China proposes space power collaboration with India

14.     Driverless cars by Google are legal in US (California, Florida, and Nevada)

15.     President Obama’s endorsement of Gay Marriage

16.     London Olympics – nurtures spirit of world peace

17.     Facebook’s IPO financial loss

18.     Pope’s assistant exposes some of the Vatican’s inner political corruption.

19.     Severe political stalemate in Washington, D.C., US continues

20.     More than 100 journalists have been killed so far this year, making 2012 the deadliest year for media since UNESCO began keeping records on the issue

21.     Syria’s civil war accellorates.

22.     Likely 2012 will be the hottest year in US recorded history

23.     Climate continues to change: USA is 60% in drought, super hurricane Sandy, heavy flooding in Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, UK

24.     Euro financial crisis continues with riots especially in Greece and Spain

2011 Year in Review

1.      World grew to 7 billion people

2.      Arab Spring/Awakening

3.      Occupy Movements initially on Wall Street

4.      Other protests took to the streets in Greece, Russia, China, Spain, others

5.      Japan Disasters

6.      Tenth Anniversary of 911 Terrorist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                7.      Bin Laden Killed                                           

8.      US pulled out of Iraq

9.      Steve Jobs Died

10.     Tablet computers

11.     Space Shuttle retired

12.     China produced more cars that the US or Japan                                                                                                                      

13.     Severe political stalemate in Washington, D.C., US

14.     Robot 25% of Japan over 65 years old

15.     Robonaut 2 humanoid robot (without legs) on International Space Station

16.     IBM Watson computer beats human Jeopardy champions

17.     Super High Vision 7,680 by 4,320 parcels created by Sharp is 16 times HD resolution

18.     Brittan’s Royal Wedding

19.     Unprecedented volume of Methane found bubbling up from shallow Arctic sea floor

20.     Large Hadron Collider discovered a particle composed of a quark and anti-quark

21.     Programmable quantum photonic chip

22.     26 Year old in charge of nuclear weapons in North Korea

23.     More Internet users in China than the entire population of the USA

2010 year in review

1.      2010 was the warmest year the earth has yet recorded.

2.      China passed Japan in 2010 to become the world’s second-largest economy behind the United States, and has the second largest number of billionaires in the world.

3.      BP Gulf Oil catastrophe

4.      Wikileaks

5.      Philippines may pass India this year as the largest call center than India – Financial Times.

6.      Airports across Europe closed for a week by Volcano ash (Eyjafjallajökull) causing chaos for millions.

7.      North Korea’s sinking a South Korean ship and shelling one of its islands.

8.      Stuxnet computer worms attacking Iran’s nuclear program.

9.      Financial crises and severe government cut backs across much of Europe.

10.     Synthetic biology breakthrough creating an artificial life form.

11.     US health care law

12.     Haitian earth quake and cholera, Pakistan floods

13.     Mexican organized crime violence continues to escalate

14.     More electronic than paper books sold by Amazon.

15.     Tea Pot boils in the USA

16.     Sarah Palin shots a defenseless animal.

17.     Gays ok in US Military.

18.     Polar Ice continues to melt faster than forecasted, while few results in Copenhagen and Cancun.

19.     Frozen water discovered on the Moon – One the lunar pole about 600 million metric tons (158 billion gallons) in 40 craters.

20.     H1N1 declared a pandemic

21.     Combat troops out of Iraq

 

 

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