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STATE OF THE FUTURE 2012
The 2012 State of the Future is a concise, readable overview of the global situation, problems, solutions, and prospects for the future. It covers the global landscape with two-page overviews with regional considerations of 15 global challenges such as energy, food, science & technology, ethics, development, water, organized crime, health, decisionmaking, gender relations, demographics, war & peace, and others. These together with the executive summary are ideal for busy executives, thought leaders, corporate strategic planners, public policy experts, policy advisors, non-profit issues organizations, teachers and professors of world issues, and anyone interested in a global overview of our prospects for the future – with discussions of problems and potential solutions.
“The 2012 State of the Future finds the world is getting richer, healthier, better educated, living longer, and is more peaceful and better connected; yet half the world is potentially unstable. Food prices are rising, water tables are falling, corruption and organized crime are increasing, environmental viability for our life support is diminishing, debt and economic insecurity are increasing, climate change continues, and the gap between the rich and poor is widening dangerously.'' says co-author and Millennium Project Director. Jerome C. Glenn.
IT's ABOUT JOBS STUPID! With all the talk about jobs... and winning the future of America.. I wonder if any of the candidates for President would take a stab at defining a few Jobs of the Future.. they are clamoring to WIN! There needs to be a Crib-Sheet for the Candidates.. The Shape of Jobs to Come... and some potential Jobs their Grandchildren may inherit. 20 JOBS OF THE FUTURE.. from the womb of FastFutures - proposes.. Space Tourist Guide; Avatar Manager; Nano-Technology Monitor? Of course we will be losing what 2 Billion jobs by 2030.. but maybe gain some more.. Here is what one Futures Guru had to say. TWO BILLION JOBS LOST!
HAPPINESS IS A STATE OF MIND! AND NOW WE MEASURE IT!
Are you happy? Does money make you happy? Bhutan gave us the Gross National Happiness Index. Now we have the World Happiness Report. Check it out HERE.
Report of Workshop on Pro-Poor Foresight or Appreciative Foresight funded by Rockefeller Foundation. Convened by Institute for Alternative Futures.
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