Magazine article The Futurist

Collecting Global Intelligence

Magazine article The Futurist

Collecting Global Intelligence

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Collective intelligence and feedback learning will better enable experts to anticipate and solve the problems that climate change will cause, according to Jerome C. Glenn, executive director of the Millennium Project.

Glenn recently traveled to Gimcheon, South Korea, to conduct the initial staff training for a Global Climate Change Situation Room. This Millennium Project venture is creating what Glenn terms a "unique platform of software and human experts."

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Glenn tells THE FUTURIST that the Situation Room will facilitate collaboration and cooperation among experts from around the world in order to generate insights and solutions. They will use the latest digital technology to scan and acquire information, analyze data, share insights, and work together on projects. He believes that such synergistic efforts will lead to greater breakthroughs and better decision making than individual efforts could.

Experts working in groups concentrate on five areas: climate science, energy, green technology, adaptation, and sustainable development. "These groups feed insight to the online information system and Situation Room staff, who search for patterns and important questions requiring feedback to the expert groups," Glenn says, adding that the online portal to the Situation Room will be open and accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. …

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