Conversation on the Future
World Future Day:
Round-the-World 24-Hour Conversation
on the Future
Hosted by The Millennium Project
Futurists and the general public will discuss global challenges and prospects for the future of civilization. Beginning March 1 in New Zealand at 12 noon (Feb. 28, 6 P.M. EST), the global conversation will begin and move each hour to the next time zone, completing a 24-hour round the world conversation.
The Millennium Project the global participatory think tank will hold a conversation on the future that is open to the public in partnership with the Association of Professional Futurists (APF), the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), the World Futures Studies Federation (WFSF), and Humanity+ (H+). This will be the sixth year for this annual world forum on the future. Anybody can pull up a chair at this global cyber table and join the discussion. If all the interactive video seats are filled, viewers can still watch, listen, and type in comments in the chat or the comment area while waiting for a seat to open up at the Google Hangout at
Each year, global thought leaders have shared their views with total strangers around the world about topics such as governing artificial intelligence, inventing future employment, building space elevators to orbital cities, reducing climate change, guaranteeing safe water and energy, fighting transnational organized crime, developing future forms of democracy, countering information warfare, incorporating global ethics in decisionmaking, enforcing safety standards for synthetic biology, and the future of humanity.
Whatever time zone you are in, you are invited at 12:00 noon in your time zone March 1 to click on https://hangouts.google.com/call/act3g5fh6vd7deoxq3xvb7zylue. If the limit of the interactive video conference participation is reached, new arrivals will be able to see and hear, but not have their video seen or or their voice heard. So if it is full when you cone online, you come back later or stay to be in the "audience." Also check #millenniumproj.
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The Millennium Project is a global participatory think tank connecting 63 Nodes around the world that identify 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 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 and founding in 1996. The Millennium Project was selected among the top ten think tanks in the world for new ideas and paradigms by the 2013 and 2014 University of Pennsylvania’s GoTo Think Tank Index, and 2012 Computerworld Honors Laureate for its contributions to collective intelligence systems.