On World Future Day — March 1 — you can join futurists from around the world in a 24-hour conversation about the world’s potential futures, challenges, and opportunities. This online dialogue will start at 12 noon in Auckland, New Zealand and move across the world ending in Honolulu at 12 noon.
The World Futures Studies Federation, Association of Professional Futurist, and Humanity+ have joined forces with The Millennium Project to invite their members and the public to come online at 12 noon in their time zone to explore how we can help build a better future.
Whatever time zone you are in, you are invited at 12:00 noon in your time zone to click on goo.gl/4hCJq3 and join the conversation. This is an open discussion about the future. People will be encouraged to share their ideas about how to build a better future.
This is the fourth year we’ve done this. If this March 1st is like previous World Future Day conversations then many will get new insights and new connections around the world.
Previous World Future Days have discussed issues like:
- Has the world become too complex to understand and manage?
- Can collective intelligence and smart cities anticipate and manage such complexity?
- Will there be a phase shift of global attitudes in the near future about what is important about the future?
- Can new concepts of employment be created to prevent increasing unemployment caused by the acceleration technological changes?
- Can self-organization on the Internet reduce dependence on ill-informed politicians?
- Can virtual currencies work without supporting organized crime?
- How can we break free from mental constraints preventing truly innovative valuable ideas and understand how brains might sabotage us (rational vs. irrational fear, traumatic memories, and defense mechanisms)?
- How can we connect brains to become more intelligent?
TIP: If you join the video conference and see that the limit of interactive video participation has been reached, you will still be able to see and hear, as well as type in the chat box, but your video will not be seen until some leave the conversation. You can also send a comment to @millenniumproj that facilitators will read live in the video conference. As people drop out, new video slots will open up.
The Millennium Project is an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, non-governmental organizations, and universities. It has 63 Nodes (groups of institutions and individuals) around the world that identify long-range challenges and strategies, and initiate foresight studies, workshops, symposiums, and advanced training. Over 4,500 experts have participated in The Millennium Project’s research since its inception, in 1996. The Project’s mission is to improve thinking about the future and make those insights 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. The Millennium Project was selected among the top think tanks in the world for new ideas and paradigms by the University of Pennsylvania’s GoTo Think Tank Index, and was names Computerworld Honors Laureate for its contributions to collective intelligence systems.