The Millennium Project
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|Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon, and Elizabeth Florescu|
The Millennium Project is an independent international think tank with affiliates (or "nodes") around the world that gathers and accesses information on futures studies that produces the annual State of the Future report since 1997 and the Futures Research Methodology series Versions 1-3.
The Project was formed by the Futures Group International, the Smithsonian Institution, the United Nations University, and the American Council for the UNU via a three year feasibility study in 1992 funded by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, United Nations Development Programme, and UNESCO. Since the beginning of operations in 1996, nearly 5,000 futurists, scholars, decision-makers, and business planners from over 50 countries have contributed with their views to the Millennium Project research.
The Project now has Nodes in about 50 countries, including two others that are global/functional nodes: Cyber Node and the Arts/Media Node. Nodes are independent organizations (composed of both organizations and individuals from different institutional categories - government, corporations, NGOs, universities, individuals, and UN or international organizations - which acts like a transinstitution) which co-operate with each other and the Project to provide an international perspective on futures research.
Several presentations by the project include their extrapolation and discussions of the future and how various impacts unfold in a segment called "Global Scenarios".