A framework for anticipating global change
Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 10, 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."
The Millennium Project has integrated all its research, experts, and software into one interactive system. Everything in GFIS can be updated, improved, and annotated in real time by experts and subscribers via rapid review processes. The Project claims that "this is the first globally-oriented collective intelligence system that does not focus on a single issue, ideology, or country, but the future of humanity as a whole."
General overviews and information are available free. Subscribers can get detailed insights, participate in and initiate international surveys, and receive analyses such as situation charts on each of the 15 Global Challenges to quickly review the global situation and potential next steps. Also available for each challenge are relevant current news, detailed background text, a guide to computer models, a digest of recent edits, and the ability to engage in dialogs with experts around the world.
About The Millennium Project
The Millennium Project was established in 1996 as the first globalized think tank. It conducts independent futures research via its 46 Nodes around the world. Nodes are groups of individuals and institutions that select thought leaders and scholars in their country or region to participate in globally significant research and feed back the results. They connect global and local perspectives. The Millennium Project is supported by UN organizations, multinational corporations, universities, foundations, and governments. It is a global information utility for decision-makers and educators facing some of the biggest challenges in human history, such as climate change, water and energy, globalization, science & technology, rich-poor gaps, security, ICT, management, and ethics. It updates and improves insights on the progress and regress of critical issues. It is the only global futures resource produced by a really global system. The Millennium Project was a 2012 ComputerWorld Honors Laureate for its innovated work in collaborative information systems to benefit humanity.