Presentation on theme: "Future Cultural Challenges for Europe and the Millennium Project"— Presentation transcript:
1 Future Cultural Challenges for Europe and the Millennium Project Jerome C. Glenn The Millennium Project
2 Globalization, localization, and fractilization of cultures are occurring… simultaneously Half the world is potentially unstable, increasing migration to Europe now-2050Hence, European identities and social coherence are likely to changeCyber space and cultural tourism could be attractors for future emergent cultures, as well as preserving older cultures
3 Cultural Tourism in the Knowledge Economy Increasingly educated and wealthy people want more than just beaches and night clubs.Globalization reduces cultural diversity making unique cultural experiences more rare; and hence, valuable.Cultural knowledge is a competitive advantage in the global knowledge economy.Provides income to non-high-tech peopleHelps preserve the past for future generationsWork, play, and tourism are combiningImproving cyberspace will open e-tourism
4 Some Futures for Cultural Tourism Museums’ websites as the tele-tourism hubs with virtual reality interfaces and tele-links to people and events.Cyberspace duplicates cultural objects, historic events, and people for tele-tourists to interact with the past (Second Life)Tele-Europe – section on cyberTourismHome stays via certified cultural tourist agenciesPop-up Euro-Cyber Tourist experiences on computers
11 Identity and coherence … 25 Years from now Identity and coherence … 25 Years from now? Human or machine behind those eyes?r
12 The Millennium Project ... is a new kind of think tank …established in 1996 …after a 3-year feasibility study To help humanity think about the future
13 Millennium Project … May become a TransInstitution UN Universities OrganizationsMillennium ProjectCorporationsGovernmentsNGOs… May become a TransInstitution
14 Millennium Project Nodes Millennium Project Nodes... are groups of individuals and institutions that connect global and local views in:Nodes identify participants, translate questionnaires and reports, and conduct interviews, special research, workshops, symposiums, and advanced training.
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