The “Global Shifts” released by the WEF’s Global Strategic Foresight Community includes the Age of Conscious-Technology, by Millennium Project CEO

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The Global Strategic Foresight Community of the WEF released a series of papers by forward-looking thought leaders about significant changes to the global future

Jerome C, Glenn

Jerome C. Glen, CEO, The Millennium Project

[these global shifts will be] added to the agendas of the World Economic Forum and relevant organizations to inspire constructive action for the future

The Global Strategic Foresight Community of the World Economic Forum invited forward-looking thought leaders and senior practitioners from leading public, private and civil society organizations to provide insights about their perspectives on “global shifts”. These views will be “added to the agendas of the World Economic Forum and relevant organizations to inspire constructive action for the future,” says Kristel Van der Elst of the World Economic Forum. The purpose of the Global Strategic Foresight Community is to provide a peer network to compare and contrast insights as well as to positively shape future-related industry, regional and global agendas.

The statement by Jerome Glenn, CEO of the Millennium Project focused on the coming Age of Conscious-Technology “A new kind of civilization is likely to emerge from the convergence of two mega-trends: humans becoming cyborgs and our built environment becoming conscious with the incorporation of artificial intelligence,” says Glenn. “The Millennium Project has created the Global Futures Intelligence System to help humanity think together in an organized research-based way to prevent potential negatives of such a future and develop the positive elements.”

Other “global shifts” contributed by the Community members include new approaches to global security, new “deals” for addressing sustainable development and climate change issues, demographic shifts, technological advancements and their economic and social implications as the nature and relations of work change.

The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank connecting 55 Nodes around the world that identify important long-range challenges and strategies, and initiate and conduct foresight studies, workshops, symposiums, and advanced training. Its mission is to improve thinking about the future and make it available through a variety of media for feedback to accumulate wisdom about the future for better decisions today. It produces the annual "State of the Future" reports, the "Futures Research Methodology" series, the Global Futures Intelligence System (GFIS), and special studies. Over 4,500 futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities have participated in The Millennium Project’s research, since its inception, in 1992. The Millennium Project was selected among the top ten think tanks in the world for new ideas and paradigms by the 2013 University of Pennsylvania’s GoTo Think Tank Index, and 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its contributions to collective intelligence systems.

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