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“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





“The Future Human” Workshop

November 8–10, 2002 | Foundation For the Future Building, Bellevue, Washington


What will being human mean a thousand years from now? Will humans be inseparably blended with technology? What will be the impact of genetic engineering? Will further speciation occur? In November 2002, the Foundation For the Future brought together nine scholars whose backgrounds and expertise ranged from molecular biology and biochemistry to sociology and studies of the future. With this base of knowledge, the gathering of scholars addressed these and related questions concerning “The Future Human.”

Proceedings (4.3 MB PDF) of this workshop, including transcripts of presentations and all dialogic sessions, available for download. Featured are short interviews of the scholars individually addressing the question: What is your vision of the thousand-year evolution of our species?

Scholar Participants

“The Future Human” Workshop drew upon the combined knowledge of experts who have dedicated research to what humans are likely to become in the upcoming centuries:

W. French Anderson
Director of Gene Therapy Laboratories, Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA USA

Athena Andreadis
Associate Director of Research, Shriver Center
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Waltham, MA USA

John Campbell
Professor of Neurobiology, Geffen School of Medicine
University of California - Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA USA

Joseph Coates
Consulting Futurist, Inc.
Washington, DC USA

Gregory Fowler
Founder and Executive Director
Portland, OR USA

James Hughes
Associate Editor
Journal of Evolution and Technology
Hartford, CT USA

Gregory Stock
Director of the Program on Medicine, Technology, and Society
University of California School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA

Jeffry Stock
Professor of Molecular Biology
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ USA

Burke Zimmerman
BKZ Inc. (specializing in immunology)
Oakland, CA USA

Foundation Affiliates

Foundation affiliates participating in “The Future Human” Workshop included:

Kirk Citron
Advertising Entrepreneur
Mill Valley, CA USA


Anna Reid Jhirad
Producer and Writer
Marigold Productions
Washington, DC USA

Barbara Moran
Palfreman Film Group
Lowell, MA USA

Jon Palfreman
President, Palfreman Film Group
Executive Producer, The Next Thousand Years
Lowell, MA USA

Support for this workshop was provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.