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The Next Thousand Years

The Next Thousand Years

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The Foundation Board of Trustees
Walter KistlerBob Citron
  Trustee and President Trustee and Executive Director
 Sesh Velamoor Donna HinesMilt Woods
  Trustee and Deputy DirectorTrustee and Deputy DirectorTrustee
 
The Foundation Board of Advisors
 Dr. George BugliarelloDr. Brian Fagan
 Polytechnic UniversityUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
 Dr. William H. CalvinBarbara Marx Hubbard
 University of WashingtonFoundation for Conscious Evolution
 Dr. Eric J. ChaissonDr. Donald Johanson
  Tufts UniversityInstitute of Human Origins
 Dr. Clement C. P. ChangDr. Michio Kaku 
 Tamkang UniversityCity University of New Yor
  Joseph CoatesGraham T. T. Molitor
 Consulting Futurist, Inc.Public Policy Forecasting, Inc.
 Dr. Christian de DuveDr. Robert Muller
 Institute of Cellular PathologyUniversity for Peace
 Dr. Ricardo Diez-HochleitnerDr. Edward O. Wilson
 Club of RomeHarvard University
 
123 105th Avenue SEBellevue, WA USA 98004 Tel: (425) 451-1333 Fax: (425) 451-1238Email: info@futurefoundation.orgWebsite: www.futurefoundation.orgISBN 0-9677252-7-51. Future – humanity. 2. Millennium – Year 3000. 3. Human species – futurology. I. Title.© 2003 Foundation For the Future The comments and deliberations of all participants are deemed very important by the Foundation For the Future. While every attempt hasbeen made to preserve the accuracy of dialogue in the workshop sessions, it is impossible to guarantee that no errors or omissions weremade in the course of transcribing and editing the live-session tape recordings. All participants were afforded the opportunity prior to publi-cation to review and amend their comments recorded in this document. The Foundation advocates no causes or positions. Its goal in publishing the Proceedings of the workshop is to encourage human minds toponder issues that may shape humanity’s future.
 A printed copy of this publication is available at cost from the Foundation For the Future. Contact the Foundation for details.
 
May 2003Dear Readers:What will
being human
mean a thousand years from now? Will humans be inseparably blended with technology? What will be the impact of genetic engineering? Will furtherspeciation occur? In November 2002, the Foundation For the Future brought togethernine scholars whose backgrounds and expertise ranged from molecular biology andbiochemistry to sociology and studies of the future.With this base of knowledge, thegathering of scholars addressed these and related questions concerning“The FutureHuman.This book documents their discussions.The Foundation For the Future has, since its inception, been focused on research intothe factors that will impact the long-term future of humanity. One of its current majorprograms is planning for a four-part television series entitled
The Next Thousand Years
.“The Future Human”is one of the programs envisioned for this series, and fleshingout content for the program was the main purpose of the workshop.This book is a record of the November 2002 workshop. I hope you will enjoy readingthese discussions about how future humans may change in the centuries andmillennium unfolding before us.Sincerely,Walter P. KistlerPresident and Benefactor

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