Technology could grow beyond human control, warns Millennium report [Cordis]

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Many people still do not appreciate how fast science and technology (S&T) will change over the next 25 years, and given this rapid development along several different fronts, the possibility of technology growing beyond human control must now be taken seriously, according to a new report.

The State of the Future 2005 report is produced by the United Nations University’s Millennium Project – a global think tank of foresight experts, academics and policy makers. It analyses current global trends and examines in detail some of the current and future challenges facing the world.

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  1. The “State of the Future” report not only discuss the possible consequences and effects of advancement in technology. It also has chapters devoted to environmental security, middle east peace scenarios, and the role of women throughout the world in the near future.

    You can preview many chapters and learn what is new in the latest edition of the 2005 State of the Future report at:

    http://www.acunu.org/millennium/sof2005.html