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“Future of Humanity: Seminar 2”

Convened September 25–29, 1999 | Sleeping Lady Resort, Leavenworth, Washington

Summary

Humanity 3000 Seminar 2 brought together 27 scholars who worked in both small groups and plenary discussions. Each of the five small groups tackled two issues: “Problems Threatening Humanity's Survival through the Year 3000” and “Opportunities that Mitigate the Threats to Humanity's Long-Term Survival.” Growing out of these discussions were topics considered “Emergent Priorities for Humanity to Ensure Survival through the Year 3000.” These topics were then addressed in three fishbowl conversations focused on (1) the future role of science and of technology, (2) evolution and conscious evolution, and (3) questions of human ignorance and the nation-state.

The seminar concluded with explorations of plausible long-term futures. Each participant was asked to describe his or her own life in the year 3000, then look back towards the year 2000 and answer questions about events over the intervening millennium.

Proceedings (9.8 MB PDF) of this seminar, including transcripts of all dialogic sessions, available for download. Featured is an interview of Christian de Duve and Crispin Tickell conducted by Sesh Velamoor, Deputy Director, Programs, Foundation For the Future.

Keynote Presentation

“Recent Advances and Potential Future of the Field of Biology”
Dr. Leroy Hood
William Gates III Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Founding Chair, Department of Molecular Biology
University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA

Participants

Olugbenga Adesida
Principal
The Knowledge Network
Abidjan, Cote d´Ivoire, West Africa

Ed Ayres
Editorial Director
Worldwatch Institute
Washington, DC USA

Wendell Bell
Professor Emeritus
Yale University
New Haven, CT USA

Clement Bezold
President
Institute for Alternative Futures
Alexandria, VA USA

Eric J. Chaisson
Director, The Wright Center for Science Education
Tufts University
Medford, MA USA

Clement C.P. Chang
Founder
Tamkang University
Taipei, Taiwan

David E. Comings
Director, Dept. of Medical Genetics
City of Hope National Medical Center
Duarte, CA USA

E. Julius Dasch
Manager, Space Grant Program
NASA
Washington, DC USA

Christian de Duve
Professor Emeritus
Institute of Cellular Pathology
Brussels, Belgium

Brian Fagan
Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Archeology
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA USA

Jay W. Forrester
Professor Emeritus, System Dynamics Group
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cambridge, MA USA

Susantha Goonatilake
Chair
Vidyartha Centre for Science and Technology
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Michael H. Hart
Author
Crofton, MD USA
 

Sohail Inayatullah
Professor/Chair, School of Futures Studies
International Management Centres
Toowong, Australia

Arthur R. Jensen
Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology
University of California
Berkeley, CA USA

Anthony Judge
Director, Communications and Research
Union of International Associations
Brussels, Belgium

James B. Lewis
Proprietor
James B. Lewis Enterprises
Seattle, WA USA

Peter H. Mettler
Professor
Fachhochschule Wiesbaden
Wiesbaden, Germany

Francisco Sagasti
President
FORO Nacional/Internacional
Lima, Peru

Elisabet Sahtouris
Author
Evolution Biologist
Burlingame, CA USA

Ziauddin Sardar
Visiting Professor
Middlesex University
London, UK

Robert Shapiro
Professor
New York University
New York, NY USA

Gregory Stock
Professor
University of California
Los Angeles, CA USA

Brian Swimme
Professor
California Institute of Integral Studies
San Francisco, CA USA

Sir Crispin Tickell
Chancellor
University of Kent at Canterbury
Canterbury, Kent, UK

Peter D. Ward
Professor, Dept. of Earth & Space Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Glayde Whitney
Professor, Dept. of Psychology
Florida State University
Tallahassee, FL USA