By Jerome C. Glenn, Theodore J. Gordon

ISBN-10: 0972205152

ISBN-13: 9780972205153

This "Report Card at the destiny" distills the collective intelligence of over 2,000 prime scientists, futurists, students, and coverage advisors who paintings for governments, agencies, NGOs, universities, and foreign companies. The 2006 kingdom of the longer term is available in elements: a 125-page print government precis and a 5,400-page CD. The CD includes the entire examine in the back of the print version, plus the Millennium Project’s 10 years of cumulative study and strategies. a few targeted gains now not to be had in different worldwide exams:

- 15 international demanding situations – clients, ideas, Insights
- four international strength eventualities for 2020 - wealthy intimately
- 650 Annotated situation units
- country of the long run Index
- Reflections on 10 years of world Futures learn
- and masses extra futures intelligence on know-how, atmosphere, governance, the human

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Intellectual property loss in just the United States is estimated to be $200–250 billion. Human traffickers get $10 billion per year. It is time for an international campaign by all sectors of society to develop a global consensus for action against TOC, which has grown to the point where it is increasingly interfering with the ability of governments to act. Nation-states can be understood as a series of decision points that are vulnerable to TOC’s vast amounts of money. Its power in one country can be leveraged to increase power in others.

The growth of democracy, international trade, global news media, the Internet, satellite surveillance, world travel, and the evolution of the UN and better living standards are all making more people believe that a more peaceful evolution of humanity is possible. Once slavery was widely accepted as a “natural” institution; now it is totally unacceptable because humans changed their minds and institutions. If so for slavery, why not for terrorism and war? Challenge 10 will be addressed seriously when arm sales and violent crimes decrease by 50%.

2006 STATE OF THE FUTURE UN early warning systems could be strengthened by involving NGOs and the media to generate the political will to act before massive disasters; advanced communications could be parachuted to local citizens so that local realities could be broadcast to the world. Sanctions should target elite criminals rather than innocent populations. News media and Web sites should show positive mediation as well as scenes of violence. Governments should destroy existing stockpiles of biological weapons, create tracking systems for potential bioweapons assets, create an international audit system for each weapon, and increase the use of nonlethal weapons to reduce future revenge cycles.

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