«A review of the trends of the 30 variables used in The Millennium Project’s global State of the Future Index (see Box 1) provides a score card on humanity’s performance in addressing the most important challenges.
The State of the Future Index is a measure of the 10-year outlook for the future based on historical data for the last 20 years. It is constructed with key variables and forecasts that, in the aggregate, depict whether the future promises to be better or worse. The SOFI is intended to show the directions and intensity of change and to identify the factors responsible. It provides a mechanism for studying the relationships among the items in a system. It has been produced by The Millennium Project since 2000». Leia mais.
E sobre o The Millenium Project´s: «The Millennium Project connects futurists around the world to improve global foresight. It was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now 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, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgments from over 3,500 people since the beginning of the project selected by its 49 Nodes around the world. The work is distilled in its annual "State of the Future", "Futures Research Methodology" series, special studies, and integrated into this Global Futures Intelligence System». +