Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon's 2006 State of the Future PDF

By Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon

ISBN-10: 0972205152

ISBN-13: 9780972205153

This "Report Card at the destiny" distills the collective intelligence of over 2,000 major scientists, futurists, students, and coverage advisors who paintings for governments, businesses, NGOs, universities, and overseas corporations. The 2006 nation of the longer term is available in elements: a 125-page print govt precis and a 5,400-page CD. The CD includes the entire learn in the back of the print variation, plus the Millennium Project’s 10 years of cumulative learn and techniques. a few detailed beneficial properties no longer to be had in different international checks:

- 15 international demanding situations – clients, concepts, Insights
- four worldwide strength eventualities for 2020 - wealthy intimately
- 650 Annotated situation units
- nation of the long run Index
- Reflections on 10 years of world Futures learn
- and lots more and plenty extra futures intelligence on expertise, setting, governance, the human situation

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The distinctions between war, civil unrest, terrorism, and crime are become increasingly blurred, and conventional industrial-age military force is becoming less effective. At least 75% of those killed or wounded in arms conflicts are non-combatants. The University of Maryland Minorities at Risk Project lists 284 minority groups that could be in future conflict due to various forms of injustice. Still, the vast majority of the world is living in peace, dialogues among differing worldviews are flourishing, and intrastate conflicts are increasingly being settled by international interventions.

How can pharmaceutical companies be encouraged to invest in R&D for disease eradication that might not be very profitable but important to the poor majority? 25 GLOBAL CHALLENGES: CAPACITY TO DECIDE 9. How can the capacity to decide be improved as the nature of work and institutions change? Too much time is wasted shifting through useless data and information, and the increasing volume makes it difficult to separate the noise from the signal of what is important to know in order to make good decisions.

The European implications of restructuring energy systems, transport problems, sustainable development issues, and major geopolitical shifts such as the emergence of China are stimulating global long-term thinking. International diplomats and negotiators struggle each day to reach agreements that reflect long-term and global thinking. New ideologies are likely to evolve as a result of criticism of uncurbed capitalism and various forms of authoritarian regimes. REGIONAL CONSIDERATIONS LATIN AMERICA: The shift toward left-wing, more socialist politics is motivating futures thinking throughout the region.

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