State of the Future

Kristin: In April, fellow futurist Stephen McGrail, Sarah and I contributed a chapter to the Australasian Node of the Millenium Project’s State of the Future Report. Our chapter examines the role of science and technology in contributing to improving the human condition in the 21st century, particularly in Australia and within a broader Asian context.

 

The Millennium Project is an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank comprising of futurists, scholars, business planners and policy makers from international organisations, governments, corporations, NGOs and universities. Contributions are managed through a process that collects and assesses insights from over 2,500 people in 40 Nodes around the world. This work is then distilled in the annual “State of the Future” Report, the “Futures Research Methodology” series, and other special studies.

The 2011 State of the Future Report is now available for purchase (hard copy or CD). The report provides an overview of the global situation, problems, solutions and prospects for the future across 15 global challenges including energy, food, science & technology, ethics, development, water, organised crime, health, decision making, gender relations, demographics, and war & peace.

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  2. […] We have recently had an article published in the Journal of Futures Studies. It’s part of a special edition on Australian contributions to the Millenium Project. Our article is titled “The Complex Futures of Emerging Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities for Science Foresight and Governance in Australia” and has been authored by Kristin Alford, Sarah Keenihan and Stephen McGrail. It builds on the contribution we made to the 2011 State of the Future Report. […]

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