I wrote an article for this week's New Communications Blogzine entitled State of the Future. It looked at four challenges (out of 15 identified by the the Millennium Project of the American Council for the United Nations University State of the Future Report), and discussed their implications on communications.
The challenges of most interest to the communications community include:
All of the challenges are interrelated, so progress in one will affect others. In fact, you could say that these challenges, by requiring collaborative action among institutions and individuals around the globe, are important steps towards increasing collective intelligence.
As we look forward to 2006, I thought it would be useful to explore the four challenges I have listed in some detail, based on the SOTF’s findings. I also propose a challenge to our community of readers:
Pick one challenge and devote some of your time in 2006 to working to solve it. Report on your progress throughout the year via your blog. Tag your related posts with the Technorati tag Global Challenge (Global Challenge) and let’s regroup at the end of the year and see what we’ve accomplished. Actions don’t need to be big ones! Even small steps count.
Please take a look at the whole article, and let me know what you think.