The Millennium Project

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The Millennium Project
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Legal statusAssociation
PurposeGlobal Futures Research
HeadquartersWashington D.C.
Region served
Executive directors
Jerome C. Glenn,[1]
Theodore J. Gordon,
Elizabeth Florescu

The Millennium Project is an independent non-profit think tank composed of futurists,[2] scholars, decision-makers, and business planners, which focuses on the future. It publishes its annual State of the Future report.[3][4][5][6][7][8] It examines such issues as clean water, population demographics, income inequality, energy, food, science & technology, ethics, economics, health, education, organized crime, decision-making and foresight, gender relations, demographics, and war and peace.


  1. ^ December 19, 2013, USA Today, Moogfest announces music: Kraftwerk, Nile Rodgers, Retrieved July 9, 2015, "..Jerome C. Glenn: Co-founder & director of The Millennium Project...."
  2. ^ Torie Bosch, Slate Magazine, October 31, 2011, Is Being a Futurist a Real Job?, Retrieved July 9, 2015, "...Mackenzie quotes one futurist, the Millennium Project's Jerome C. Glenn, as saying,..."
  3. ^ Jonathan Owen (2014-03-16). "State of the Future report: Humans are doing OK, but nature suffers as a result – and we'll pay for it - Nature - Environment". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-08-06.
  4. ^ 11 September 2007, Julian Borger, The Guardian, Organised crime: the $2 trillion threat to the world's security, Retrieved Aug. 23, 2014, "...relentless rise of organised crime has emerged as one of the most potent threats to the planet's future, alongside global warming and the scarcity of drinkable water..."
  5. ^ 9/10/2007, Justin Bergman, Associated Press, USA Today, Reports says organized crime top problem, Retrieved Aug. 23, 2014, "...The "State of the Future" report ... said organized crime entities generated income from money laundering, counterfeiting and piracy, and the trafficking of drugs, people and arms...."
  6. ^ JONATHAN OWEN, 16 March 2014, The Independent, State of the Future report: Humans are doing OK, but nature suffers as a result – and we’ll pay for it, Retrieved Aug. 23, 2014, "...Report warns that across the world, water, essential for survival, is running low – with water tables falling in every continent..."
  7. ^ ANDREW ZIPERN, November 8, 2001, The New York Times, Rewarding Technology That Benefits Humanity, Retrieved Aug. 23, 2014, "...'State of the Future' analysis ...most effective way to encourage progress in fields without obvious market potential was through incentives like prize money...."
  8. ^ Matthew Yi, Chronicle Staff Writer, November 2, 2001, SFGate (San Francisco Chronicle) UCSF professors win Tech Museum awards, Retrieved Aug. 23, 2014, "A scientist ... $50,000 in prize money for his efforts in using technology to benefit humanity... awards were inspired by the human needs noted in the 1999 State of the Future report..."

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