Future Scenarios


The following are selected links to web sites and studies focused on the future and 'green' technology and solutions.
  • America 2050 - A coalition of regional planners, scholars, and policy-makers focused on developing a framework for the nation's future - its infrastructure, economic development and the environmental challenges facing us.
  • Green Technology 2050 - A Google search on the topic of 'Green Technology in 2050'.
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessment - A series of international studies on how humans have altered ecosystems, how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades, and what types of responses can be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve the situation.
  • MIT Technology Review & Energy Solutions - Identifying and analyzing emerging Energy technologies and their potential impact on the global economy.
  • National Intelligence Council: Global Trends 2025  -  A detailed report on the impact of unprecedented global economic growth, coupled with 1.5 billion more people, on the world's resources—particularly energy, food, and water.
*** Visit the American Vision 2020-2050 web site


21st Century Revolution

The agricultural revolution of the 19th century and the manufacturing revolution of the 20th century, changed the way we work, live and play. The 21st century information & communications technology (ICT) based economy is here now and is revolutionizing all aspects of our world once again.

  Carbon Disclosure Project 2011         
Building a 21st Century Communications Economy


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