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Includes Feature Films, Kistler Prize Acceptance Speeches, Interviews, Lectures, and Scholar Visions of the Long-term Future


Recent Publications

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Executive Summary

“Water – The Crisis Ahead” Executive Summary

Winter 2010 Newsletter

All Foundation publications are available for download from our Publications page.



“Global Population and the Planetary Future – 2011”

• Humanity 3000 Workshop
• October 2011

Walter P. Kistler Book Award

• Dr. Laurence C. Smith
• October 2011

12th Annual Kistler Prize

• Dr. Charles A. Murray
• September 2011

Norman Myers Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• May 2011

“Global Transitions and Asia 2060” Workshop

• Taipei, Taiwan
• November 2010

Peter Ward Lecture

• Walter P. Kistler Lecture Series
• October 2010

“Managing the Future”

• Talk by Sesh Velamoor
• July 2010






The Next Thousand Years
Television Series





Educational Outreach

An extensive educational outreach program is planned for The Next Thousand Years television project. A major interactive website will be developed during pre-production planning that will be continuously updated through all phases of series pre-production, production, post-production, broadcast and/or cablecast, and afterward.

As a permanent educational resource, the website will be used to coordinate scholar, writer, production, and educational activities, before, during, and after the series is first aired and/or cablecast. The website will host extensive educational activities by scholars and series participants, and the posting of these activities will continue after the series has had its first release.

A second element of the outreach program is the development of high school- and college-level curriculum materials from the resources created for the series, including a major book and other publications, videos, CD-ROMs, and DVDs.

Third, biennial television program updates are anticipated, based on the continuing activities of the Foundation’s Humanity 3000 Program. The Next Thousand Years program updates will survey then-current scholar thinking about how new technologies, new discoveries, and new, unanticipated cultural events similar to the invention of the Internet (perhaps the discovery of past or present life on other planets) are likely to impact our visions of the directions humanity is likely to take during the next thousand years.