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Humanity 3000


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“Future of Humanity: Seminar 1”

Convened April 11–14, 1999 | Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, Washington


The 23 participants in the first Humanity 3000 seminar were nominated by the Humanity 3000 Organizing Committee as representative of some of the best thinkers on the planet. They included scientists, philosophers, humanists, historians, technologists, and futurists selected for their ability to engage in discussions on the long-term future. This seminar – and all subsequent Humanity 3000 seminars and symposia – was designed to be multidisciplinary as a means of establishing a forum for deep conversations on the long-term future that would reflect a wide variety of perspectives.

As part of the seminar design, participants were asked to select the three most critical issues for the long-term future of humanity. The three questions ultimately determined by Seminar 1 were: (1) What do we mean by conscious evolution? (2) What will be the relationship between human evolution and the global environment? (3) How do we create a global ethical system?

Proceedings (9.8 MB PDF) of this seminar, including transcripts of all dialogic sessions, available for download. Featured is an interview of Jerome C. Glenn and Francis Heylighen conducted by Sesh Velamoor, Deputy Director, Programs, Foundation For the Future.

Keynote Presentation

“Darwinism, Catastrophism, and New Hominid Discoveries”
Dr. Phillip V. Tobias
University of Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa


Walter Truett Anderson
Meridian International Institute
San Francisco, CA USA

William H. Calvin
Author and Neurobiologist
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

George Cowan
Sante Fe Institute
Sante Fe, NM USA

James Dator
Professor, Dept. of Political Science
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI USA

Terrence Deacon
Professor, Dept. of Biological Anthropology
Boston University
Boston, MA USA

Steven J. Dick
Historian of Science
US Naval Observatory
Washington, DC USA

Howard F. Didsbury
Special Projects Director
World Future Society
Bethesda, MD USA

Clive Gamble
Professor, Dept. of Archaeology
University of Southampton
Southampton UK

Ashok Gangadean
Global Dialogue Institute
Haverford, PA USA

Jerome C. Glenn
Executive Director
AC/UNU/Millennium Project
Washington, DC USA

Francis Heylighen
Associate Director, Leo Apostel Centre
Free University of Brussels
Brussels, Belgium

Barbara Marx Hubbard
Foundation for Conscious Evolution
Santa Barbara, CA USA

Seymour Itzkoff
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Sociology
Smith College
Northampton, MA USA

William W. Kellogg
Sr. Research Assoc.
National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, CO USA

Yersu Kim
Director, Division of Philosophy and Ethics
Paris, France

Dietrich Koelle
Executive Director
TransCost Systems
Ottobrunn, Germany

Meng-Kin Lim
Associate Professor
National University of Singapore

Rosaleen Love
Honorary Research Associate
Monash University
Victoria, Australia

Frederik Pohl
Palatine, IL USA

Phillip V. Tobias
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Anatomical Sciences
University of Witwatersrand
Johannesburg, South Africa

Allen Tough
Professor Emeritus, Graduate Dept. of Education
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

Spencer Wells
Research Fellow
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Paul J. Werbos
Program Director
National Science Foundation
Arlington, VA USA